Brightwater Piara Waters, delivering excellence in care for Huntington’s Disease.

Co-designed with families affected by Huntington’s Disease, allied health, advocacy and clinical organisations. 

Brightwater Piara Waters houses people with Huntington’s Disease and is located in the southeast of the Perth metropolitan area. At Brightwater Piara Waters, Brightwater is both the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) provider and the Supported Independent Living (SIL) provider.

About the Project

This new world class campus, is being purpose-built to the highest standards, to support people with Huntington’s disease and provide accommodation for 21 clients over 7 homes. Each home is certified as a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high needs. The residential campus includes 21 bedrooms and ensuites over seven houses with specialist assistive equipment and leading edge technology. Importantly, it also includes a sensory garden with zones for living, relaxing, engaging and socialising.

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At Piara Waters, Brightwater provides:

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation

    • Private rooms with ensuite.
    • Built in cabinetry with storage.
    • Personal TV in every room.
    • A community feel, sharing services and communal living spaces between neighbours.
    • Beautiful shaded outdoor areas for community activities.
    • Accessibility enabled, with rooms prepared for hoist installation if required.
    • A layout which provides privacy and light touch support from staff.
    • A balance between open, social community spaces and private areas.
    • Exclusive Huntington’s Disease gated community, with security features at key entry points.
    • Plenty of parking for friends and family.

  • Supported Independent Living

    • Staff ratio aimed at 3 – 6 people during the day.
    • Expert team delivering 24/7 care over the course of disease progression.
    • Staff experienced with the behavioural and physical aspects of Huntington’s Disease.
    • Support to establish structure and routine to assist during early disease progression.
    • Daily self-care and management.
    • Oversight of severe dysphagia, wound care, PEG (tube feeding), and high intensity supports.
    • A collaborative approach to palliative care.
    • Support to reconnect clients with family and their broader community.
    • A multi-generational approach to care.
    • Meal preparation and laundry are conducted on site, allowing residents to engage with personal care activities.
    • A collaborative approach to working with our clients’ circle of supports.

Project Updates

7 May 2024

Our 7 three-bedroom strata homes built to NDIA and SDA standards are at completion. Residents can now appreciate the accessible landscaping designed for social and therapeutic activities, separate facilities for deliveries and laundry, private bedrooms with spacious ensuites, and dedicated storage for equipment.

Our first residents have moved into the houses on Tuesday 7 May and are impressed by the development's substantial natural light, accessible domestic amenities, and space for overnight support staff or visitors.

Nestled within a vibrant suburban setting, Brightwater Piara Waters prioritises our residents' connection to nature, using design concepts to enhance their wellbeing.

Surrounded by green spaces and a shopping area, the development integrates landscape design principles to create multi-sensory garden spaces, each tailored to stimulate various senses and provide a unique experience. With a focus on functionality and care, each bedroom features quality amenities, advanced nurse call systems, and accessibility features, embodying a commitment to comfort, safety, and dignity for all residents.

Check back regularly as we will update this page with the latest news. If you have any questions about the project please don't hesitate to email [email protected] 

Watch the video for an on-site walkthrough filmed in February 2024.


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Piara Waters Service Delivery Model

Thank you to our supporters

We are incredibly grateful to the many individuals and organisations who have generously supported our work.