Mitchell Springs was officially opened by The Hon. Gerald McCarthy MLA, Minister for Housing and Community Development, On 13 October 2017.
Mitchell Springs is a first for the Northern Territory, combining many elements to create a contemporary living space shared by lower-income families, individuals seeking independent living homes and corporate clients.
The accessible community-focused development delivered 24 apartments including 8, liveable housing units under National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and 8, National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) in its first stage. Stage 2 of the Development will feature a McDonald’s fast food restaurant and a community room for residents.
Mitchell Springs is a first for the Northern Territory, combining many elements to create a contemporary living space. The scope was to design and deliver 24 townhouses, 8 of which are registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This project became the pathway to understanding Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) within the NDIS.
Designed and built on a strict budget, for affordability to be passed onto the occupant, the development necessitated a new level of innovation to meet specific Liveable Housing Association (LHA) accessibility guidelines whilst still producing a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment.
Stage 2 of Mitchell Springs see’s the construction of a community room for use by all residents of Mitchell Springs, and to provide social services such as counselling, education, socialisation and rehabilitation for NDIS Participants.