Master Plan Stage 2 launch

Minda has taken the wraps off Stage 2 of our Master Plan at Brighton, showcasing the largest, and most advanced, disability support hub in South Australia.

Minda Patron, the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, officially opened the new accommodation and lifestyle precinct at a celebration on Monday July 9.

The event was attended by dignitaries including the Governor and Mrs Le; Federal Member for Boothby, Nicolle Flint MP; Senator for South Australia, Rex Patrick; and South Australian Minister for Human Services, Michelle Lensink MLC. Also attending were State and Local Government representatives, Master Plan partners, corporate partners, and members of the Minda Board.

Chief Executive Officer Cathy Miller says the Master Plan is the biggest project in Minda’s 120-year history.

“Stage 2 of the Master Plan represents a $95 million commitment and includes our lifestyle precinct which offers a range of learning and lifestyle programs,” Cathy says.

“Our Stage 2 accommodation includes 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.

“I was delighted to be joined on stage during the official opening by Chris Bergin, who lives in one of the new apartments on Bonython Way. Chris did a fabulous job telling us about his new home, and how he enjoys having his own space and independence.”

Cathy says the Master Plan for Minda Brighton was first conceived in 2009 and it has become a physical expression of person-centred thinking.

“It 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,” she says.

“I’m really excited about the technology behind the project, which 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, assistive technology, just to mention a few. We’re finding innovative ways to provide industry-leading support to our customers, with a non-intrusive approach to service delivery and support.”