Master Plan Launch
On 9 July, more than 200 people helped Minda celebrate the unveiling of the largest, and most advanced, disability support hub in South Australia, and we were honoured to have Minda Patron, the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC officially open the new accommodation and lifestyle precinct.
The Master Plan is the biggest project in our 120-year history, and Stage 2 represents a $95 million commitment that has 18 single storey houses and two three-storey residential apartments buildings that combine the comforts of home with leading-edge technologies and a contemporary model of service delivery.
This milestone heralds a new era of person-centred thinking, and reflects our commitment to become an intentional, mixed community village that draws on smart technology to ensure people live as independently as possible without compromising on support.
People now have far greater diversity of choice as to the type of accommodation they want to enjoy, with a range of one and two-bedroom apartments, shared three and four-bedroom community living options, and independent living units for people with high support needs.
What is particularly exciting is the fact that the technology behind the project is the first of its kind delivered for the disability sector. The Integrated Building System comprises building management, lighting control, CCTV and security, electronic access, energy management, and assistive technology.
It is yet another example of our innovative approach in providing industry-leading support that embraces a non-intrusive approach.
The newly-opened lifestyle precinct is an ideal hub for our learning-based MyPATH programs and lifestyle services. Based on person-centred thinking and active support, MyPATH gives participants choices in activities, with each day providing the opportunity to develop skills and foster independence. The lifestyle precinct facilities include a pottery and kiln, spaces for cooking, art and other learning-based activities.
We welcome our newest residents into their new homes and wish them all the best for the future.
- A message from Cathy Miller