A message to share from CRU with NDIS roll out dates and locations.
It is great to have this clarity but we also understand that it will be very hard for some people to learn that they have to wait another three years til they get the opportunity to be involved with the NDIS. People who are already receiving services funded under the existing disability support system will continue to do so until the NDIS is fully implemented in their location.
The roll out will occur during the next few years with the key dates and locations below:
1 July 2016
Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa and up to the Gulf
1 November 2016
Isaac Regional, Mackay Regional, Whitsunday Regional LGAs
1 January 2017
Toowoomba area and west to the borders
1 July 2017
Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset LGAs
1 October 2017
1 January 2018
Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders
1 July 2018
Logan City, Redland City, Gold Coast City, Brisbane City, Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg LGAs
Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York and Torres Strait
1 January 2019
Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Gympie, Moreton Bay (including Strathpine and Caboolture) LGA
Or the NDIS website at http://www.ndis.gov.au/ or call the NDIA hotline on 1800 800 110. For people with hearing or speech loss call TTY 1800 555 677.We have uploaded two information sheets, – Frequently Asked Questions and Five things you need to know about the NDIS in Queensland that have been produced by the NDIA to give you more information.
We don’t know yet what this means for the Participant Readiness activities that CRU has been conducting. If there is an impact or a change in our plans we will let you know. In the meantime, we believe it is still important to keep thinking about what you want and clarifying your own goals and plans so that when this opportunity comes you are as ready as you can be.
Please feel free to give us a call if you are concerned and we will help you if we can. There is still a lot that is not clear to us either,
With best wishes,
Margaret Rodgers │ CEO
Community Resource Unit Inc.
PO Box 3722 South Brisbane Q 4101 I Level 2 / 43 Peel Street, South Brisbane Q 4101
Phone: 07 3844 2211 | Fax: 07 3844 3400