In The Media | 19 May 2015

NDIS to be rolled out in NSW starting with Sydney’s west, one year ahead of schedule

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Children with disabilities in the Nepean and Blue Mountains areas in New South Wales will soon have access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), after an agreement between the state and federal governments was signed today.

About 11,000 Australians already benefit from the NDIS and from July 1, 2,000 children under the age of 17 in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith areas will be phased into the scheme too.

New South Wales was the first state to sign up to the NDIS and a trial which involved people with disabilities up to the age of 65 began in the Hunter Region in July 2013.

Now the rollout across the rest of the state will begin a year ahead of schedule, starting with Sydney’s west.

Source: ABC News