A new multi-million dollar town house development is coming to Dubbo to provide flexibility and options for a wide variety of people.
Disability and aged care provider LiveBetter has partnered with local construction company Langford Regional to give the local community access to innovative flexible accommodation.
The 10-unit, 20-bedroom single story town house will be built on Queen Street in central Dubbo.
Langford Regional owner Ryan Medley believes the new units will provide a great service to Dubbo.
"We're over the moon to take it from the plans to being built," he said.
"It's been 18 months of pre-work and pre-planning work to get through DA [development application], CC [construction certificate] and SDA approval.
"We couldn't be happier to team up with LiveBetter to build these units."
Mr Medley admitted it could be tricky finding tradesmen moving forward as there were several construction projects taking place around town.
"I think that is going to be a bit more difficult moving forward with the trade side of things," he said.
"From the sort of pre-planning stage it wasn't too bad accessing people to do it."
For Mr Medley, developing and building the units has been a special time after suffering a C5 spinal cord injury in 2017.
"I guess from both the lived-experience of it and the human factor, it just seems like a bit of a no-brainer to get into the disability sector," he said.
"All I've known is construction."
The central Dubbo location was one of many considered by Mr Medley and the final designs were made especially for the final site.
"We had a few different locations in mind," he said.
"We didn't want to go to the suburbs in the fact that we've got a great town and transport can be a tough thing for people with disabilities.
"The central location gave us the position for people to live a more independent life.
"In saying that, we sort of harnessed our design around this location."
LiveBetter executive general manager of operations Briette Parish echoed Mr Medley's excitement.
"We are really excited about the partnership and the opportunities created for people with a disability to live there purpose built accommodation setting," she said.
"Ryan has created a design which all the aspects are centered around disability.
"The property is unique itself because it is the first time people with a disability will have options of their house mates which can be family.
"This is a unique service model for LiveBetter and it is something which shaping our future."
The project worth $2.2 million is expected to be completed in June 2022.
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