Housing and Indigenous Disability: Lived Experiences of Housing and Community Infrastructure

AHURI Final Report No. 283, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, DOI:10.18408/ahuri-3103001

155 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2017

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Elizabeth Grant

School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT University; University of Queensland - Indigenous Design Place; University of Canberra - Faculty of Arts and Design

George Zillante

School of Architecture & Built Environment

Amit Srivastava

School of Architecture & Built Environment

Selina Tually

Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning

Alwin Chong

Sansom Institute for Health Research

Date Written: June 15, 2017

Abstract

This study investigated the interconnections between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disability. It incorporated three case studies from Yalata and Point Pearce in South Australia and Greater Geelong in Victoria that revealed poor health and disability are major issues facing the Indigenous populations in these areas. The research highlights the need for specialist facilities for Indigenous people with disability designed and built in consultation with the local community and stakeholders, and that the NDIS understand and account for the challenges facing Indigenous people with disability.

Keywords: Indigenous People with Disability, Housing Design, Community Infrastructure, Guidelines, Standards, Access, Modifications, NDIS, Remote, Rural, Urban, South Australia, Greater Geelong, Yalata, Point Pearce, Victoria, National Disability Insurance Scheme

JEL Classification: I14, I15, I18, R13, R11

Suggested Citation

Grant, Elizabeth and Zillante, George and Srivastava, Amit and Tually, Selina and Chong, Alwin, Housing and Indigenous Disability: Lived Experiences of Housing and Community Infrastructure (June 15, 2017). AHURI Final Report No. 283, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, DOI:10.18408/ahuri-3103001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2986590

Elizabeth Grant (Contact Author)

School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT University ( email )

University of Queensland - Indigenous Design Place ( email )

Brisbane
Australia
0404365833 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/21192

University of Canberra - Faculty of Arts and Design ( email )

Australia
0404365833 (Phone)

George Zillante

School of Architecture & Built Environment ( email )

North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5005
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/george.zillante

Amit Srivastava

School of Architecture & Built Environment ( email )

North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5005
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/amit.srivastava

Selina Tually

Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning ( email )

No 233 North Terrace, School of Commerce
Adelaide, South Australia 5005
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/selina.tually

Alwin Chong

Sansom Institute for Health Research ( email )

37-44 North Terrace, City West Campus
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Alwin.Chong

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