Show Notes: Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Growth in Australia

Duration: 00:25:22

Released Date: October 16, 2023

Tania Gomez and Paul Bryan

Debbie Kindness
(NDIS Property Australia)

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Welcome to “The Profitable NDIS Provider Podcast,” where hosts Tania and Paul interview Debbie from NDIS Property Australia in an episode that focuses on “SDA Growth.” In this dynamic discussion, they tackle key questions surrounding market demand, investor partnerships, and strategic decision-making in the realm of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).

Content Highlights
  • Tania and Paul ask Debbie, “For someone thinking about becoming an SDA provider and moving into that space, where are the current growth trends and markets?”
  • The conversation then shifts to the process of finding investors for SDA projects.
  • Debbie offers valuable guidance on establishing successful partnerships, and listeners learn about the support provided by NDIS Property Australia in facilitating these connections.
  • Hosts and Debbie discuss the strategic considerations that SDA providers face when selecting locations for their premises. This includes ensuring a sufficient number of participants for sustained occupancy and success. Strategic insights, market research, and participant analysis are explored to guide providers in their decision-making process.
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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