Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services

    EOI open for $20.3 million Sector Transition Fund

    12/07/2018 10:00 AM
     
    • $20.3 million over two years for a WA Sector Transition Fund
    • Designed to safeguard the future of the WA disability services sector 

    Expressions of Interest are now being taken for the McGowan Government's WA Sector Transition Fund, which will assist registered service providers in the disability services sector with transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

     

    The Department of Communities – Disability Services is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for the release of up to $5 million in phase one, from providers offering individualised services for grants to help them adapt their business practices and operations to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) as they transition to the NDIS.

     

    The WA Sector Transition Fund is designed to safeguard the future and sustainability of the WA disability sector.

     

    Funding will be undertaken in a phased approach, with the first round of grants targeted to improved operational outcomes and adaptions to the NDIA interface.

     

    Consultation with the sector has indicated that substantial changes will be required to ensure sustainable growth for service providers in a market-based environment that promotes choice and control for people with disability, their family and carers.

     

    The EOI is advertised on Tenders WA and will close on August 13, 2018.

     

    A briefing for interested service providers will be held on Friday July 13, 2018. Details on venue and time are included in the EOI document.

     

    Comments attributed to Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson:

     

    "The NDIS provides eligible Australians under 65 who have permanent and significant disability with the supports they need to live a life of their choice.

     

    "The McGowan Government is committed to ensuring service providers in Western Australia receive the appropriate supports they need to operate sustainably in the NDIS.

     

    "This Phase One funding from the WA Sector Transition Fund is designed help them adapt their organisations to continue providing high quality services via successful interface with the NDIA."

     

    Minister's office: 6552 5800