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NDIS rolls out across Logan and Redlands



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Media Release by The Hon Jane Prentice MP

29 June 2018

Queenslanders living in Logan and Redlands will join more than 160,000 Australians

already participating in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2018.

Assistant Minister for Disability Services, Jane Prentice said the rollout of the NDIS across

a number of Queensland regions, including Logan and Redlands, was an important

milestone for people with disability, their families, carers and the broader local community.

“I am pleased to announce the continued rollout of the NDIS in Queensland and I welcome

people who are existing state clients and other eligible residents into the Scheme,” Mrs

Prentice said.

“The NDIS is one of the largest social policy reforms in Australia’s history and is already

empowering more than 15,000 Queenslanders with disability.”

According to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Market Position Statement

for Queensland, the number of people receiving disability support in Logan and Redlands is

forecast to grow from 4300 to 9900 by 2019.

“The NDIS will also create more than 2100 jobs locally and generate local investment which

will ensure people with disability have the assistance they need to help them achieve their

goals and participate in their local communities,” Mrs Prentice said.

“Over the coming years, an additional $320 million will be injected into the local Logan and

Redlands economy as a result of the NDIS rolling out across Queensland.”

The NDIA is working with Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) and Local Area

Coordination (LAC) partners to deliver the NDIS in local communities across Australia.

ECEI and LAC partners help participants navigate the NDIS and connect them with other

community services, where appropriate.

LAC services will be delivered by Carers Queensland in Logan and Redlands, while ECEI

services will be delivered by The Benevolent Society.

Once fully implemented in 2020, the NDIS is expected to support about 91,000 people with

disability in Queensland and about 460,000 people nationally. The NDIS is expected to

boost the Queensland economy by $2.5 billion and bring up to 35,950 new jobs in disability

services to Queensland.

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