THE National Disability Insurance Scheme is being rolled out across the northern suburbs today.
From October 1, people living in the cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo join more than 200,000 Australians already participating in the scheme.
Families and Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher MP said the NDIS was one of the largest social policy reforms in Australia’s history and was already empowering more than 4500 West Australians with disability.
“Since launching in 2013 at four trial sites, the NDIS has grown to supporting more than 200,000 Australians, including around 60,000 people who are now receiving support for the very first time,” he said.
Mr Fletcher said the scheme was driving economic benefits by creating markets and business and employment opportunities.
Moore MHR Ian Goodenough said the roll-out of the NDIS across north metropolitan Perth was an important milestone for people with disability, their families, carers and the broader community.
“We are building and delivering the NDIS for an estimated 39,000 West Australians and 460,000 Australians by 2020,” he said.
“The NDIS will create more jobs locally and generate local investment designed to help people with disability achieve their goals and participate in their local communities.”
Northern suburbs with NDIS
Alexander Heights, Alkimos, Ashby, Banksia Grove, Beldon, Burns Beach, Butler, Carabooda, Carramar, Clarkson, Connolly, Craigie, Currambine, Darch, Duncraig, Edgewater, Eglinton, Girrawheen, Gnangara, Greenwood, Heathridge, Hillarys, Hocking, Iluka, Jandabup, Jindalee, Joondalup, Kallaroo, Kingsley, Kinross, Koondoola, Landsdale, Madeley, Marangaroo, Mariginiup, Marmion, Merriwa, Mindarie, Mullaloo, Neerabup, Nowergup, Ocean Reef, Padbury, Pinjar, Pearsall, Quinns Rocks, Ridgewood, Sinagra, Sorrento, Tamala Park, Tapping, Two Rocks, Wangara, Wanneroo, Warwick, Woodvale and Yanchep.