NDIS roll-out to change the lives of people in Hinkler

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is set to continue being introduced in Hinkler, following the Commonwealth and Queensland governments reaching agreement on the full rollout of the scheme in Queensland.

Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said around 91,000 Queenslanders living with disability and their families will benefit when the NDIS is fully rolled out by July 2019.

“This is great news for people with disability, their families and carers across Hinkler,” Mr Pitt said.

“In the Hinkler electorate, Bundaberg will transition to the NDIS from 1 October 2017, and the NDIS will become available in the Fraser Coast from 1 July 2018.

“The NDIS is one of the largest social policy reforms in Australia’s history. Queenslanders living with disability, their families, their carers and their service providers will all benefit from it – and from the certainty the full scheme provides.

“The NDIS represents a significant change for people with disability and the disability services sector, and that’s why we are introducing the scheme in stages to ensure that it is carefully managed.

“This agreement is a huge accomplishment for the people of Queensland and will ensure people with disability have access to the lifetime choice and support they need,” Mr Pitt said.

FACTBOX

  • The NDIS will become available in Bundaberg from 1 October 2017. Bundaberg covers the local government area of Bundaberg.

  • The NDIS will become available in Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg from 1 July 2018. This covers the local government areas of Cherbourg, Fraser Coast, North Burnett and South Burnett.

For more information and further transition details visit www.ndis.gov.au