As many as 1,300 new jobs could be up for grabs in the Northern Territory by 2020 thanks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
According to the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) Northern Territory Market Position Statement (MPS), a total workforce of between 2,150 and 2,700 is estimated at full scheme in three years, News.com.au
Along with the creation of new jobs, the Territory disability services market is also expected to double to $320 million.
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Christian Porter, minister for social services, said the significant growth in disability expenditure and increase in localised service delivery will bring significant economic opportunities in NT.
“What this will look like is more than twice as many jobs and a big injection of dollars into the local market,” he told the publication.
“Most importantly, an additional 3,345 people with permanent and significant disability in the Northern Territory will receive funded supports – an increase of 103%, the second largest expected percentage increase of all states and territories nationally.
“This will drive increased demand for quality services, new products and technologies, increased jobs, and strong economic growth right across the territory.”
Porter said local markets in NT were already expanding and diversifying to meet the scheme’s participant demand.
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