A bigger office in a new location in the WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Kwinana trial area has today been officially opened by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Disability Services Andrea Mitchell MLA.
Since the WA NDIS My Way trial started in Cockburn-Kwinana on 1 July this year the Disability Services Commission Kwinana team has grown from seven to 22 people, prompting a move to bigger premises.
Commission Director General Dr Ron Chalmers said the move to the bigger premises reflected the growth in the Commission’s work to support people with disability in the Kwinana-Cockburn trial site.
“The work in Kwinana contributes to the positive impact the WA NDIS My Way trial is now having on more than 1,800 West Australians,” Dr Chalmers said.
“The Kwinana office is in the heart of the community and town centre, enabling staff to be directly connected to what is happening locally,” Dr Chalmers said.
“We cannot underestimate the value of having someone close by who knows you, your family and your community.
“This is something the Commission has understood and valued through its Local Area Coordination network for more than 25 years.”
The Kwinana office was officially opened today in partnership with the City of Kwinana as part of Disability Awareness Week, which runs until Saturday December 5.
The opening event featured a performance by the Intework choir and a presentation by Kwinana resident Wendy Smith, who is taking part in the WA NDIS My Way trial.
The new office is located at Unit 4B, 46 Meares Avenue, Kwinana and can be contacted on 6167 7850 or email MyWay@dsc.wa.gov.au