Federal Member for Capricornia welcomed the news that people living with disability in Capricornia would receive early access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The Australian and Queensland Governments today announced they are bringing forward the NDIS start date in the next three Queensland regions to roll out, to make the most of unused capacity in the first Queensland regions to transition to the NDIS.
“The NDIS roll out is going well in Queensland so far, but there is capacity to now bring forward access to state clients in the next regions in line,” Ms Landry said.
“As a result, it’s great news for people in Capricornia that they will benefit from this earlier than expected roll out of the NDIS.
“The NDIS is one of the largest social policy reforms in Australia’s history – it is already empowering Queenslanders with disability, helping them fulfil their aspirations and participate in community life.
“Across Queensland, people are excited about the start of the NDIS and the impact it will have on their lives. I am delighted people from Capricornia will have access to the NDIS sooner than expected.
“Access to the NDIS in Ipswich will commence today, and we are also bringing forward the start date for existing state clients in Bundaberg to September rather than October 2017, and in Rockhampton it will come forward to November 2017 rather than January next year. Other eligible people in both Bundaberg and Rockhampton will have entered the Scheme by June 2018.
Full details of the early access to NDIS in Queensland are available here: