Congratulations to the Milton–Ulladulla community as Jindelara Cottage opens its doors to Gilmore

Media Release

JM031/2018

24 February 2018

Joint release with:

Ann Sudmalis

Federal Member for Gilmore

  • Jindelara Cottage complete in Ulladulla NSW
  • Election commitment delivered
  • Will provide respite care to families and carers with children with a disability
  • Coalition Government invested $358,355 in the project

Jindelara Cottage, a new respite facility providing disability care for local children and young adults in Milton/Ulladulla has officially opened its doors.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the completion of the Jindelara Cottage project was in-line with the Coalition Government's commitment to delivering infrastructure improvements that help stronger regional communities.

“This project will have a positive impact on the local economy, through both the delivery of essential health services and the creation of 10 ongoing jobs,” Dr McVeigh said.

“Local families now have access to a vital service without the disruption, stress and expense of having to travel long distances.”

Mrs Sudmalis praised the jointly funded project between the Federal Government ($358,355), Ulladulla District Community Foundation Incorporated ($164,405), Lions International Community Foundation ($126,000) and Jindelara Services Incorporated ($67,950), and thanked the funding partners for their commitment and dedication.

“Today's event is a prime example of Government working with local organisations for the betterment of the region, it's these partnerships that help strengthen our communities.”

A 2016 election commitment by the Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis said she was thrilled to be able to deliver another critical service to the people of the electorate.

“I'm so pleased the new purpose-built five-bedroom cottage with modern facilities to accommodate people living with a disability in the community is now available,” she said.

“Jindelara Cottage will facilitate easier access to the local Budawang School, which is fully equipped for young people living with an intellectual, physical or sensory disability.

“Over 60 children and young adults living with a disability will have access to the facility throughout the year, as well as carers and parents.

“We often forget the critical role that respite care provides the caregivers—it provides time for relaxation, reducing stress and burnout,” said Mrs Sudmalis.