Show Notes: Breaking News – NDIS Review: Housing and Living Recommendations

Duration: 00:55:33

Released Date: December 08, 2023

Tania Gomez and Paul Bryan

Debbie Kindness
(NDIS Property Australia)

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Welcome to Episode 30 (Special Streaming)! In this episode, hosts Paul and Tania dive into the latest NDIS review, focusing on housing and living recommendations for this special bonus episode. They welcome Debbie Kindness from NDIS Property Australia to provide insights and expertise. The review, featuring 26 recommendations and 139 suggested actions, is divided into sections, with today’s discussion centring on the crucial topic of housing. Debbie shares initial reactions, highlighting the push for a unified system and the potential impact on 24/7 support services, including a new budget-setting pathway and increased participant flexibility. The episode explores specific recommendations, such as diverse housing options, data collection, and changes to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) categories, offering a comprehensive breakdown and analysis. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation that delves into the implications of these recommendations for providers and individuals within the NDIS framework.

Episode Highlights

0:00 – Introduction
1:34 – Overview of NDIS Review
1:49 – Living and Accommodation Recommendations
33:58 – Implications of Removal of Improved Livability Category
45:11 – Considerations for Separation of SIL and SDA Supports
49:45 – Importance of Data and Reporting
51:46 – Transition Strategies for Legacy Stock
52:46 – Action Plans and Collaboration with Governments

About the Speakers
Guest: Debbie Kindness of NDIS Property Australia
Debbie Kindness is the General Manager of NDIS Property Australia, an advisory business consulting to investors, developers, builders and other stakeholders on the process of SDA investment.
Debbie previously worked in business administration in finance and property and also spent two decades involved in the Tourism Industry, running her own Tour Company in Asia for 16 years.
Having been involved in NDIS Property Australia from its inception in mid-2020, Debbie has helped take the business from a 2-person duo to a 16-person team, marketing and selling NDIS investment properties and bringing together all necessary parties, from the builders and designers to lenders and providers required to ensure the successful development of SDA properties around Australia.

Tania Gomez is a dynamic entrepreneur with a passion for helping NDIS providers run thriving businesses that deliver exceptional care. With over a decade of experience as a successful business owner, Tania has founded four successful businesses – Provider+, Strawberry Solutions, Tania Gomez Consulting and Jelli Beanz. Her mission is to help providers overcome challenges and achieve real business outcomes. At every turn, Tania brings her expertise, energy, and deep commitment to quality and compliance to help providers achieve their goals.

As an NDIS Auditor since 2019, Tania brings a wealth of experience to her consulting work. In addition to her audit expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, Tania holds several qualifications, including a Master of Education (Leadership), Graduate Certificate of Disability Practice Management, and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Diploma of Quality auditing. Above all, Tania is passionate about helping purpose-led businesses move past compliance for compliance’s sake and sees quality as the secret to a sustainable, profitable and successful business that delivers high-quality outcomes to its clients.


Paul Bryan is the Head Coach of Action and Intent, specialising in coaching, training and equipping support businesses in the disability services sector. With 7 years of coaching experience, including 3 focused on the NDIS, Paul is passionate about empowering Australia’s most vulnerable by improving the businesses that support them. 

Through his two coaching programs, Networking Events and Connection Driving Software, Paul helps both entry-level and market leading businesses establish strong foundations and guides growing providers to become people-focused and profitable market leaders. 

Renowned for his practical and informative live workshops, Paul simplifies the complicated and brings practicality to the difficult. 

Having helped numerous providers achieve multimillion-dollar success, Paul’s unique tools and systems are set to empower further growth for providers.

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