About us

ILV, also known as Independent Living Villages, is an independent not-for-profit charity with extensive experience in SDA. At its heart is the desire to provide residents with SDA housing that meets their needs, in a place they call home. ILV is committed to ensuring the comfort, well-being and safety of our residents. ILV support residents’ choice and control over their support services at all times.

Photo credit: PUSH Living photography
Photo credit: PUSH Living photography

Our History

ILV, also known as Independent Living Villages is a registered not-for-profit charity and NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation provider (SDA).

Formed in 2016, ILV was at the forefront of redefining the concept of accessible homes, working with NDIS participants, support partners and the NDIS, to create purpose designed homes suitable for people with complex disabilities and their families.

Our homes align with the NDIS Design Standard and guidelines, built as private apartments in a community environment so residents have the choice and freedom of how they want to live.

ILV partner with highly experienced accessible home design architects, builders, investors and Supported Independent Living providers to create a new style of SDA homes.

Our Values

People Focused
From participants to support coordinators and healthcare professionals we put your needs first.
We continually review and improve how we operate, so you get the best housing, support and care.
We treat clients, staff and partners with respect. We recognise diversity in values, beliefs, needs and choices.
We act ethically and promote honesty and openness in everything we do.
We build effective and trusted partnerships to achieve the best outcomes for stakeholders.
We believe that everyone has the right to choice, freedom and independence.

Our Leadership

Robert Mulcahy


Robert Mulcahy is a highly experienced Executive Director & Board Member with significant achievement in growing businesses across the Not for Profit and Financial Services sectors.

Margaret Smylie


Margaret Smylie has over 25 years' experience working across a range of industries. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director and a former KPMG partner specialising in uplifting and embedding improved governance, risk and operational practices.

Carmen Osborne


Carmen Osborne joins ILV having being a Non-Executive Technical Director on the board of Common Equity NSW for 9 years from November 2013, and as chairperson from the November 2016 AGM. She continues to utilise her experience to lead and encourage affordable cooperative housing projects. She is keen to bring this experience to the disability housing sector at ILV and has over 35 years experience in planning and property development. 



Adam Yeomans


Adam Yeomans is a skilled property executive with over 20 years' experience in property management and development across a range of sectors. 

Robert Crowe


Robert Crowe is a highly experienced governance, assurance and risk professional with extensive experience across not for profit, private and government sector organisations.

Kandy Wang


Kandy Wang is a highly experienced finance and real estate investment professional with over 15 years of experience in property funds management. She is currently the deputy chair of the Trans-Tasman Corporate Sector Advisory Committee at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. 


Ros Johnson


Ros Johnson has been a Board member of Not for Profit organisations for over 30 years including community housing providers. She is a Speech Pathologist and has held senior roles in health planning and management.

Alexandra Mar


Alexandra Mar is a dynamic leader renowned for her passion for customer experience and human-centered design. She is on a mission to create value for organisations by thinking differently about the customer. Her expertise shines in areas like customer strategy, innovation methods and partnerships. With a background in financial services, non-profits, and government, Alexandra values commerciality, community, and engagement. 


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