Sydney residential properties earmarked for disabled people
A new complex comprising five residential properties has been earmarked for members of western Sydney's disabled population.
Due for completion in late 2013, the Grandview building in Parramatta will consist of a two-bedroom unit for two people to share and a trio of three-bedroom apartments for individuals or couples.
Student rental property will also be available on the lower ground floor, along with a shared covered backyard where residents can socialise.
Parliamentary secretary for disabilities and carers Jan McLucas said the development will ensure disabled people have more choice regarding their living arrangements.
"I know that many people with disability are crying out for more accommodation options," she explained.
"Likewise ageing carers often face uncertainty about what will happen to their children when they are no longer able to care for them."
The complex is being developed using $2 million from the federal government's Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund - in partnership with Northcott Disability Services.
Various modifications will be made to the building to help disabled residents, including a lift service and assistive technology.
Member for Parramatta Julie Owens said the project is "great news" for the region, offering not only a roof over tenants' heads, but a vibrant community to join.