Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

    $4.8 million Lotterywest grant to expand Rocky Bay services

    30/11/2018 11:00 AM
     
    • Existing Mosman Park facility to be redeveloped and expanded
    • New facility will cater to 1,175 clients with disability by 2022 

    Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson has today announced a $4.8 million Lotterywest grant to Rocky Bay for the redevelopment and expansion of its Mosman Park facility.

     

    Rocky Bay is a registered service provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and has been delivering disability services since it was founded in 1938.

     

    The redevelopment project will provide an integrated disability and support facility that builds on existing rehabilitation, therapy, training, skills development, recreation, employment and technology programs.

     

    Rocky Bay's current facility services 475 clients but no longer meets the needs of the disability sector.

     

    The expanded facility is expected to cater for an additional 700 clients when it reaches full capacity in 2022.

     

    The expansion is due to start in August next year and be completed by early 2021.

     

    Comments attributed to Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson:

     

    "The State Government is proud to support worthy projects like Rocky Bay's Mosman Park expansion through the Department of Communities and Lotterywest. In doing so, we are all helping to build a better Western Australia.

     

    "The Rocky Bay redevelopment and expansion project provides a unique opportunity to drive lasting change in the way people with disability are supported so they can lead more independent, inclusive and fulfilled lives.

     

    "The State Government is committed to working with service providers like Rocky Bay to advance opportunities, community participation and quality of life of people with disability.

     

    "In these changing times, it's great to see organisations like Rocky Bay continuing to provide people with disability in WA with quality facilities and services."

     

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