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Funding To Expand Jindelara Cottage

Friday, 29 April 2022
The Morrison Government is committing $638,000 to the expansion of Jindelara Cottage in Ulladulla if re-elected, providing greater residential accommodation for people with disabilities from across the region.
 
The project will include repurposing the existing Jindelara Cottage and constructing a new, specialised two-story facility adjacent to the home, providing additional respite accommodation and permanent accommodation for nine people with disability.
 
The expanded disability respite facility will provide an important service to a community that has around 50 people requiring respite accommodation, as well as providing full-time employment to up to 13 staff.
 
The project is expected to cost $1.2 million with the Lions Ulladulla District Community Foundation committing the remaining $562,000.
 
Senator the Hon Marise Payne said the Morrison Government was supporting the Ulladulla community by investing in the expansion of the Jindelara Cottage.
 
“This upgrade will ensure improved respite and accommodation services for people with disability,” Senator Payne said.
 
“The Liberal candidate for Gilmore, the Hon Andrew Constance, will be a strong, experienced voice for Gilmore in Canberra.”
Liberal candidate for Gilmore, Andrew Constance, said there was no greater role of government than providing support to vulnerable community members.
 
“Jindelara is an exceptional service supporting people with disabilities, their families and their carers and it’s without hesitation that we would match the support and funding from the community. I want to pay tribute to the Lions, Apex and Rotary and to everyone else who gives of their time to this cause.
 
“As a former disabilities services minister, I'll be doing everything possible if elected to represent people with disabilities, their carers and their families,” Andrew Constance said.
 
“The Morrison Government has a strong track record in delivering health and disability services in Gilmore with the most recent Budget including record funding for the NDIS, which is supporting more than 500,000 participants across Australia and 3,547 in Gilmore.”
 
Jindelara Cottage, which was funded by the Commonwealth Government, Lions International and the local community, opened in February 2018 and not only provides respite for the disabled and their families, but facilitates personal development to help people live independently.
 
The Morrison Government continues to deliver for the residents of Gilmore and this announcement is part of our plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future.