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  • NDIS - Have your say; Access and eligibility policy

    Have your say - Access and eligibility policy with independent assessments.

    From mid-2021 independent assessments will be used to help the NDIA make access and eligibility decisions.

    The NDIA is seeking in your views about:

    • How independent assessments will be used to help determine eligibility for the NDIS
    • When people might be exempted from completing an independent assessment
    • What information people applying to access the NDIS will have to provide as part of the access process
    • How we will...
  • Douglas Shire Council - Draft Economic Development Strategy Released For Public Consultation

    Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said the strategy presented a clear path to attract exciting new industries, create jobs and achieve sustainable economic growth.

    “Tourism underpins our economy, but we need to target new markets with fresh experiences, grow the health and well-being sector, as well as capitalise on our appeal to the lucrative sports tourism market,” he said.

    “In agriculture, Mossman Mill continues to look at diversifying its sugarcane products through the bio precinct, while...

  • Active Douglas: Sports and Active Recreation Strategy

    Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said survey responses would help Council pinpoint areas it needs to focus its active recreational investment on.

    “We want to get a deeper understanding of the barriers that prevent people from participating in sport and how Council can improve its active recreational offering to get our community more active,” he said.

    “The Active8 Free Fitness program, which has seen a tremendous response from the community, is just one example of how Council can encourage...

  • NDIS - Have your say; Planning policy

    Have your say - Planning policy for personalised budgets and plan flexibility

    From late 2021 independent assessments will be used to help the NDIA make personalised budget decisions.

    The NDIA are interested in your views about:

    • How independent assessments will be used to help determine a participant’s NDIS budget
    • How participants will have more flexibility in their NDIS budgets
    • Where funding will be ‘fixed’ (not flexible)
    • Plan implementation
    • Making changes to NDIS plans and check-ins

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  • NDIS - Have your say; Supporting young children and their families early

    Have your say - Supporting young children and their families early, to reach their full potential.

    NDIS will implement components of the new Early Childhood approach from early 2021 through to 2022. The paper explains and invites feedback about:

    • The age group best suited to receive early childhood services and whether this should be changed from under seven years of age, to under nine years
    • How independent assessments will be used to determine eligibility and budgets for participants over...