A series of public forums will be held across the state to inform the public about the new National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Federal Disability Reform Minister Jenny Macklin said that the government had invested $1 billion towards five NDIS launch sites across the country, with Tasmania named as one of the five sites.
The scheme will provide additional support and services for about 1000 Tasmanians with a disability - aged from 15 to 24 - from July this year.
The state government will contribute up to $2 million a year to the scheme, on top of $17.9 million budgeted on disability series for the 15 to 24 age group.
The forums will be held at:
- Devonport and Entertainment Convention Centre. Public forum: February 25, from 9-11am and 5.30-7.30pm. Service provider forum: February 25, 12-2pm.
- Launceston Tailrace Centre. Public forum: February 26, 10am-12pm and 5.30-7.30pm. Service provider forum: February 25, 1-3pm.
- Hobart's Blundstone Arena Function Centre. Public forum: February 28 9-11am and 5.30-7.30pm. Service provider forum: February 28, 12-2pm.