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Achieving better lifestyles for those with a disability

27 September 2013

Minister for Disability Services and Ageing, John Ajaka MLC, today marked the first step in a $30 million plan to build new homes for people with disabilities.

Mr Ajaka has kicked off construction work by turning the soil at a duplex designed to accommodate six people at Eastwood, owned and managed by Achieve Australia.

“This development in Edgar Street, is an example of the changing face of accommodation services for people with a disability and our shared goal of a more inclusive and supportive community,” Mr Ajaka said.

“In a matter of months, this plot of land will be transformed into not only two new homes, but also a new start for six people who will strike out to make their mark on the world.

Member for Ryde and Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello has welcomed the development that he says will change the lives of those who live in the duplex.

“I congratulate Achieve Australia, which marked its sixtieth anniversary last year, for their continued commitment in providing services and support for those with disabilities,” he said.

Ms Anne Bryce, Achieve Australia CEO said it’s satisfying to see the housing plans take shape with the first of many properties about to enter the construction phase.

“Our first project in Eastwood is dedicated for residents of our Large Residential Centre,” Ms Bryce said.

“By mid-2014, all the people with disability we support will be living in houses in the community”.

The NSW Government continues to recognise the importance of the services provided by Achieve Australia with more than $16 million provided to the organisation in 2013-14.

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