Improving lives together with Yumaro

Media Release

JM102/2018

04 June 2018

Joint release with:

Mark Brantingham

Chief Executive Officer of Yumaro Incorporated

Ann Sudmalis

Federal Member for Gilmore

  • The Yumaro Factory Extension in Moruya is now complete
  • Provides employment opportunities for people with permanent disabilities
  • The Coalition Government invested $20,000 in the project

Disability services in Moruya, New South Wales, have received a boost following the completion of the Yumaro Factory Extension project in the south coast town's industrial estate.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said that the project was an example of the Coalition's success in providing employment opportunities for people living with a disability, and a way for everyone to contribute to the community.

“This is an exciting project, particularly for people with a disability living in Moruya who will now have more opportunities to join the workforce,” Dr McVeigh said.

“Yumaro is a not-for profit organisation that creates jobs and employs people with a disability. Currently, Yumaro employs over 100 people with a permanent disability, along with providing training, accommodation, and home and community support services to these workers.

“This new expansion will see at least 40 new jobs for people with a disability in the shire, with 300 people expected to use the facility each year.”

Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis said she was impressed with Yumaro's past success and that she was excited about the opportunities these expansions would bring to the community.

“The new building will store pallets of cleaning cloth for distribution to Bunnings warehouses around Australia. That means more production, more jobs and more opportunities for people living with a disability,” Mrs Sudmalis said.

“The project extends the cleaning-cloth manufacturing capabilities and provides more employment opportunities and improved services for people living with a disability in the Eurobodalla Shire.

“The Coalition Government has already invested in three Yumaro Incorporated projects—the Yumaro Employment Program Factory Extension, the Yumaro Respite Facility, and the Yumaro Disability Services Facility Stage 2.”

Chief Executive Officer of Yumaro Incorporated, Mark Brantingham said the extension would help develop all aspects of the organisation, including expanding the learning centre and home and community support services provided by Yumaro.

“The factory extension is enabling Yumaro to provide critically needed new disability services such as co-ordination of support, home and community care, supported housing and more,” Mr Brantingham said.

“These new programs are meeting critical market shortages in regional areas under the National Disability Insurance Scheme and we aim to increase employment opportunities over the coming 12 months.”

This project is jointly funded with the Coalition Government investing $20,000, Yumaro Incorporated $116,347, and the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, Tomakin Sports Club and Catalina Country Club contributing $25,000.