Westhaven Dubbo: Disability housing worth $1M proposed

Westhaven Dubbo: Disability housing worth $1M proposed

People with disability in Dubbo will have more options to live independently in their own units if Dubbo Regional Council approves a new housing proposal.

A $1 million home for people with disability could be constructed in West Dubbo if a proposal from Westhaven gets a green light.

According to a development application lodged with Dubbo Regional Council, three people with disability would live in their own units at the ‘much-needed’ home proposed for a vacant block on Montezuma Terrace.

A common area within the building would be shared by the three residents, who would receive 24/7 support from Westhaven staff.

All buildings and external common areas will be fully accessible, with covered walkways connecting each home.

Westhaven will operate the home with funding made available through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The service currently provides support to people in more than 90 existing homes across Dubbo.

“The new homes will provide the next level of innovative and engaging housing for people with disability in the Dubbo community” Westhaven CEO Andrew Everett said.

Council is currently assessing Westhaven’s development application.

The Dubbo News – Ryan Young
26 November 2020