Media Release: Specialist Disability Accommodation, ‘Prosser Point Living’ South Bunbury

South Bunbury celebrated its newest inclusive homes in October 2022 with the official opening of Prosser Point Living – Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) designed to help Australians with physical support needs to live independently.

Located on Prosser Street, the five homes are a joint project between Activ Foundation, Community Housing Ltd and WAI Group and have been built by Western Australian company Celtic Builders.

The spacious and beautifully styled homes are step-free for easy access, have power to the doors and windows for automated opening and closing, boast slip-resistant floors, and the amenities are accessible in both seated or standing positions.

Community Housing Ltd Western Australia State Manager Sean Kelly said Prosser Point Living met high standards of design, build and accessibility for residents.

He said the association brought extensive experience to the table when collaborating on the South Bunbury project and were thrilled with the result.

“The homes feature state-of-the-art options for assistive technology and innovative design allowing easy access for wheelchair using tenants,” Mr Kelly said.

“Uniquely, it incorporates a large collective outdoor space with direct access from each of the five homes, with a BBQ area and gardens for all residents to share.”

Prosser Point Living will open its doors to 12 residents, who have each shared their excitement over the new housing opportunity.

First planned in early 2021, the development has been hailed a much-needed addition to the South Bunbury housing stock and will provide Australians with
significant support needs greater opportunities.

Activ Foundation CEO Michael Heath said the team was exuberant about the opening of the SDA project, which he said was purposefully located close to amenities and shops to help residents be active participants in the local community.

“Unfortunately, many of the existing accommodation options for people with disability in regional areas are not fit for purpose,” Mr Heath said.

“SDA provides an opportunity for us to come together with well-regarded property developers and managers so that we can all bring our individual knowledge and experience to create homes that give people with disability greater choice, control, and independence.

“Importantly, SDA homes are future-proof, meaning that as our customers’ needs change, these modern and spacious homes can continue to be modified to suit their evolving requirements.”

WAI Group Director Paul Stanley said Prosser Point Living was the latest in a pipeline of SDA projects WAI Group had supported since 2017.

He said WAI Group was currently coordinating inclusive homes in the wider South West, Mid West and Perth metropolitan region to maximise daily independence and quality of life for Australians living with a disability.

“We are pleased the development is close to delivery and we are excited Minister Don Punch has confirmed he will be coming to celebrate with us,” WAI Group Director Paul Stanley said.

WA Minister for Disability Services and Bunbury local MP Don Punch said projects like Prosser Point Living were essential to building an inclusive society and he was delighted to support the project’s opening in October.

He added that he was especially pleased to welcome the homes into his own electorate of Bunbury.

“It’s fantastic to see state-of-the-art SDA projects being built in regional WA,” said Minister Punch.

“These homes will help to ensure people living with disability can exercise choice and control when accessing their housing entitlements under the NDIS,

“Congratulations on the opening of Prosser Point Living, a project which is driving the development of new SDA housing and helping to grow the pool of properties across the state.”

Acknowledgements: The Hon Don Punch, Minister for Disability Services and Member for Bunbury, Activ Foundation, Community Housing Ltd and Celtic Builders.

Author: Tamra Carr