Liberal candidate for Isaacs, Garry Spencer, welcomed the announcement that up to 2,150 new jobs are expected to be created throughout Isaacs and surrounding suburbs in the next three years as a result of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
“The roll out of the NDIS will help families in Isaacs care for family members with a disability,” Mr Spencer said.
The recent release of the National Disability Insurance Agency’s second Market Position Statement report showed that in addition to the surge in jobs, it is expected that the disability services market in the Bayside Peninsula NDIS region will grow by approximately $230 million in the same period.
“By 30 June, 2019 the NDIS will provide support to 12,300 people with disability in Isaacs and surrounding suburbs, representing a 14% increase in demand,” Mr Spencer said.
“For our community, this will mean up to 2,150 new local jobs and expanded services will boost our local economy by $230 million.”
“By getting the NDIS rollout right we can make sure it is sustainable into the future which benefits not only recipients but local businesses alike,” Mr Spencer said.
Garry said this was an exciting opportunity for new and existing providers in Isaacs to grow their offerings to cater for increased local demand.
“This is not just an opportunity for our local disability sector, there are significant opportunities for local mainstream businesses to make their services more accessible and inclusive for people with disability,” Mr Spencer said.
The second Market Position Statement is designed to share information about the emerging NDIS in the Victorian marketplace.
The MPS will help local providers make business decisions about how they can adapt and grow within the new system and better understand areas of expected demand growth and the characteristics of particular markets.
Market Position Statements for other jurisdictions will be published in the coming months. A copy of the Victorian Market Position Statement is available at http://www.ndis.gov.au/market-position-statements