Rockinghamto join in on NDIS from July

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A WA-delivered National Disability Insurance Scheme has been given the green light, with Kwinana and Rockingham residents set to benefit.

The Commonwealth and West Australian governments have formally finalised negotiations for a nationally consistent, WA-delivered NDIS, signing the bilateral agreement last week.

For those who are currently being supported through the WA NDIS trial in Kwinana there will be no change to services while those in Rockingham can look forward to having access to the scheme from July this year.

Premier Colin Barnett said a locally delivered NDIS was something he had fought hard for.

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“People with disability, their families and carers now have certainty about their future, and can rest assured they will receive the vital support they deserve,” he said.

WA Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher said about 39,000 people would be part of the WA NDIS by the end of the transition phase.

“WA has a long tradition of significant investment in disability services — this Government strongly believes people with disability deserve quality services no matter where they live,” she said.

“Importantly, this agreement provides the opportunity for West Australians with disability to continue to shape how the scheme can best meet their needs into the future.”

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