From 1 January 2016, early transition to the NDIS has been available in the Local Government Areas of Townsville City, Charters Towers Regional Council and Palm Island Aboriginal Shire.
The NDIS will become available in Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa, and up to the gulf from 1 July 2016. This covers the local government areas of:
- Charters Towers
- Palm Island
- Mount Isa
LOCAL WORKABILITY QLD COORDINATOR
North Queensland Local WorkAbility Qld Coorindator, Isla Swan, transitioned out the North Queensland region at the end of January 2017.
The North Queensland working group will continue to work together to meet the workforce needs as the NDIS rolls out in the region. The focus of their ongoing activities will be available soon with the updated Action Plan.
If you would like more information please contact:
National Disability Services
Phone: (07) 3828 9407
Work in this region is being supported locally by Greg Clarke and the North Queensland working group. Greg’s contact details are:
North Queensland Employment Facilitator
Department of Employment
Phone: 0427 662 118
NDIS WORKFORCE FORUM
The North Queensland NDIS Workforce Forum was held in Townsville on Wednesday 27 April 2016.
LOCAL WORKFORCE PROFILE
The North Queensland Workforce Profile is now available. Click on the link below to download the Profile.
NORTH QUEENSLAND NDIS WORKFORCE PLAN
The North Queensland NDIS Workforce Action Plan is a strategy of WorkAbility Qld and has been developed by the North Queensland WorkAbility Network in consultation with key stakeholders across the region.
The NDIS implementation in the region is likely to generate the need for at least an additional 800 FTE workers when fully implemented. This plan aims to support the region in growing and skilling both the existing and future NDIS workforces to meet the needs of people with a disability across the region.