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Council considers role under NDIS

23 May 2016

From 1 July 2016, the City of Yarra will be one of the first Local Government Areas to be part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) national roll-out.

Under the NDIS, people with a disability will have control over how, when and where their funding is spent. Yarra is one of five municipalities in the North East Metropolitan Area who will be part of the NDIS from 1 July, and Council is currently considering its role in the provision of services under this scheme.

Council considered a report in May presenting four options – ranging from Council being a full service provider, a limited service provider, a temporary/transitional service provider, and not taking up this role at all.

It is estimated that 730 people in Yarra will be eligible for the NDIS. Of those 730 people, it is estimated that approximately 90-120 of Council’s current HACC (Home and Community Care) service users may be eligible for the NDIS.

The resolution unanimously carried at the Council meeting:

  1. That:

(a)           Council note the Report and any public submissions and advice from the Disability Advisory Committee; and

(b)          officers bring a report to Council at its meeting on 7 June 2016 for a final decision on its role as a registered service provider under the NDIS.



For more information on the NDIS in Yarra, click here

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