A sod-turning ceremony has marked the start of work on new specialist disability accommodation at Bangor.
Sylvanvale said it was delighted to announce construction of the villas, which have been specially designed to house people with disabilities.
The multimillion-dollar project will provide accommodation for eight people in six homes.
NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Families, Disability and Emergency Services and MP for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons, Sutherland Shire mayor Steve Simpson, Sylvanvale chairman Jeff McCarthy and Sylvanvale chief executive Leanne Fretten marked the start of construction by turning the first sod at a ceremony on Friday, May 21.
The unique dwellings offer state-of-the-art accessibility and feature carefully designed living spaces to provide residents with open, private areas that can be comfortably shared with guests.
The homes were designed by award-winning architect Vic Lake and will be constructed by local builder Vista Build following a detailed tender process.
The builder will work closely with Sylvanvale to ensure each detail is thoughtfully executed with the needs of future residents in mind.
Sylvanvale will retain ownership of the properties, which will be leased to residents using National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding. Residents will have access to 24-hour face-to-face support, if required.
Sylvanvale supports more than 750 children and adults with disabilities to live in the community.
Sylvanvale chairman Jeff McCarthy said the move into property development came about because of "high demand and an unmet need for this level of specialist disability accommodation" in the shire.
"These homes will set a new standard, giving people living with disabilities more unique, luxury home options, allowing them to live as they choose," he said.
Sylvanvale is planning to undertake further projects in the shire to cater for people with disabilities.
"With the support of Sutherland Shire Council and our partners, we are confident of extending this model and creating better accommodation options for people with a disability," he said.
Construction is expected to be completed by the end of March next year, with residents moving in by June 2022.
Details: Those requiring specialist disability accommodation should contact Sylvanvale's service planning team on 1300 244 577 or email email@example.com.
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