03 August 2017

Turnbull Government gives thumbs up to Norlane Diversability Centre

I am delighted to announce that Diversitat’s proposal to build a Diversability Centre at its Northern Community Hub in Norlane has received $314,000 in funding under round one of the Turnbull Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF),

The new $628,000 Diversability Centre will provide National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support services to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people with a disability and for their families and carers.

The 200 sqm stand alone facility will feature 16 open plan office spaces, two private office spaces and one meeting room. Whilst it is a stand alone building, it will be situated at the Northern Community Hub site allowing for the pooling of resources with the other facilities located on the site and will include solar technology to reduce operational costs.

The Diversability Centre will be shared with Refugee Settlement Services, the Healthy Living Centre (community aged care for 65 years old CALD people), Women’s Shed (hosting social enterprise and craft and sewing activities) and Community Garden (CALD plot holders).

The Diversability Centre will deliver services such as case management; home and respite care support; culturally accessible information in a range of translated formats and interpretation services to assist CALD people to link with NDIS.

I would like to congratulate Bridgette Carey and everyone from Diversitat for their hard work in seeing this proposal come to fruition.

Through the BBRF, the Turnbull Government is providing almost $500m over four years from 2016-17 to help fund priority infrastructure projects that foster economic growth in rural, regional and remote communities.

More information about the BBRF can be found at https://www.business.gov.au/

03 August 2017