Drawing upon the existing strengths and features of rural and remote communities, along with engaging in the ‘proper way’ with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are key components of the NDIA Rural and Remote Strategy (PDF 1MB).
The strategy focuses on enabling quality engagement, service delivery and leadership to ensure the successful delivery of the NDIS in rural and remote communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.
The strategy was developed drawing on the knowledge and experience of the NDIA trial sites and the expertise of the Rural, Remote Reference Group and associated working groups.
Highlights of the Rural and Remote Strategy includes the NDIA committing to:
- Identifying and drawing upon the strengths and unique characteristics of rural and remote communities to enable greater service delivery opportunities;
- Supporting local planning that builds on community strengths and is informed through collaboration, engagement and co-design; and
- Developing creative supports and services to increase opportunities for people with disability living in a rural or remote area.
Read the documents in Easy English, Rural and Remote (PDF 3.4MB).