$1.5 million disability support hub to be built in Oran Park

Macarthur MP Dr Mike Freelander (third from right) turns the first sod at the new disability housing hub in Oran Park.
Macarthur MP Dr Mike Freelander (third from right) turns the first sod at the new disability housing hub in Oran Park.

Families of people living with disabilities in Macarthur are set to receive a $1.5 million boost.

The first sod was turned on a new disability housing hub in Oran Park on Tuesday.

The home will be the first of its kind in Australia with works being undertaken by specialist housing provider DPN Casa Capace.

It is estimated to be worth $1.5 million and will be tailored specifically to people with a disability.

Construction is set to begin in the coming weeks. It is is expected to house five or six Macarthur residents.

DPN Casa Capace chief executive Michael Fuller said the Oran Park facility would be a prototype for the company building more than 700 homes across Australia in the next five years.

"Construction on the first home in Oran Park will begin soon and tenants are expected to move in from August," he said.

"The homes together, Australia-wide, will be worth around $1 billion."

Mr Fuller said the Oran Park building would be more than 360 square metres in size.

He said the home would include five or six bedrooms, three bathrooms, two open plan kitchens, dining and living rooms, and two offices.

"The model balances both privacy, personalised care and community for the residents," Mr Fuller said.

DPN Casa Capace is a registered provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme and part of the property enterprise, DPN Group.

The Northcott Society is the care provider and design collaborator for the Oran Park home.

DPN founder and managing director Sam Khalil said his company would take on the cost of the nation-wide homes.

"This will allow care providers to focus on placing tenants and providing the required support and care," he said.

For more details, visit the DPN Casa Capace website.