NDIS to increase jobs and services across NSW

Published 14th March, 2016 in Health

NSW is expected to benefit from a jobs and economic boom over the next three years as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out across the state.

Sister holds the hand of her brother who is in a wheelchair
NSW is expected to benefit from a jobs and economic boom over the next three years as the National Disability Insurance Scheme rolls out across the state.

Data released from the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) NSW Market Position Statement indicates the NDIS will:

  • deliver support across NSW to around 64,000 more people with disability
  • generate up to 28,930 extra jobs
  • double the size of the disability services market to $6.8 billion

Western Sydney will see the highest growth in NSW, with an estimated 8,000 more people with disability getting support, an additional $400 million in funding for disability services and up to 3,300 more jobs being created.

NSW Minister for Disability Services, John Ajaka said the statement reflected the benefits everyone in NSW, particularly people with disability, will share from the NDIS.

“We are on the verge of a disability services boom in NSW, with the biggest winners being people and business in Western Sydney. Put simply, the NDIS means more money, more people getting support, more jobs and more growth,” Mr Ajaka said.

It is the first time there has been confirmation around how many jobs and business opportunities would be created in any region across Australia due to the NDIS.

It is expected that by 2019, the NSW disabilities market will support almost double the number of people currently supported, to 142,000. This will bring an increased demand for new products and technologies, increased jobs and strong economic growth right across the state.

For more information about the statement, visit the National Disability Insurance Agency website.

Published 14th March, 2016 in Health