Queenslanders with disability have certainty about their futures and how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will roll out across the state, now that the Bilateral Agreement has been signed by the State and Federal Governments
The NDIS is the biggest social reform in more than 40 years, doubling the number of Queenslanders currently accessing disability services.
This agreement provides certainty for people with disability and their families, as well as service providers and the broader business community, who can plan for their future to maximise opportunities the NDIS will bring.
Current service and support arrangements will continue to be delivered to existing Queensland Disability Services clients until they enter the NDIS.
The Bilateral Agreement details the three-year rollout of the NDIS across the State, including:
July 2016 to June 2017:
- Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa, and up to the gulf
- Mackay, Isaac and Whitsundays
- Toowoomba and west to the borders;
July 2017 to June 2018:
- Ipswich, Lockyer, Scenic Rim and Somerset
- Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders, and
July 2018 to June 2019:
- Logan and Redlands
- Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York and Torres Strait
- Brisbane suburbs north of Brisbane River
- Brisbane suburbs south of Brisbane River
- Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg
- Gold Coast and Hinterland
- Moreton Bay including Strathpine and Caboolture
- Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie