Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be coming to the North Coast from July 2017.

Today’s announcement acknowledges the hard work undertaken since July 2013 when the first NDIS trial site was established in the Hunter.

“The NSW Government is committed to breaking down barriers for people with disability and I am delighted to announce the rollout schedule for the NDIS in NSW,” Mr George said.

The NDIS is a once-in-a-generation social reform that will give choice and control to people with disability.

“This announcement brings certainty to people with disability, their families and carers in the area.”

The NSW Government will build on the lessons learned from the Hunter trial site, and from the early rollout of the NDIS for children and young people aged 0-17 in Penrith and the Blue Mountains.

The NSW Government will continue to work with the Commonwealth Government and the National Disability Insurance Agency to ensure the best possible NDIS for NSW.’’

For further information, including client phasing to the NDIS, please visit www.ndis.nsw.gov.au.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.