Sod turned for Jindelara Cottage

Media Release

FN010/2017

10 February 2017

  • New five-bedroom cottage with facilities to assist people living with a disability in the community.
  • First Sod turned on the project—the $716,710 Jindelara Cottage in Ulladulla.
  • Coalition Government invested $358,355 in the project.

The first sod was turned today on the Jindelara Cottage, which will provide disability respite care for local children and young adults once built.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Jindelara Cottage Project would deliver a purpose built five-bedroom cottage with modern facilities to accommodate people living with a disability in the community.

“I am proud to invest in building vital facilities that help the local community and those living with a disability,” Minister Nash said.

“Jindelara Cottage will enable local families to access a vital service here in the region without the disruption, stress and expense of travelling long distance. I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to and facilities like this one are a big part of that.”

Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis joined the Ulladulla community at the sod turning today said the Cottage will be accessed by over 60 children and young adults living with a significant disability on numerous occasions in a year.

“We also expect that local residents from Jervis Bay to East Lynne will access this facility,” Mrs Sudmalis said.

“The Cottage will provide parents, families and primary carers with a modern local respite facility for their loved ones—we often forget the critical role that respite care provides the caregivers—it provides time for relaxation, reducing stress and burnout.”

President of Lions Ulladulla District Community Foundation Brian Thompson said eight full-time jobs would be created during construction of the Jindelara Cottage, with an additional 10 ongoing positions once the facility becomes operational.

“I look forward to working with Jindelara Services to deliver much-needed services to families and carers of people living with disabilities,” Mr Thompson said.

The Jindelara Cottage was jointly funded by the Coalition Government ($358,355), Lions—Ulladulla District Community Foundation Incorporated ($164,405), Lions International Community Foundation ($126,000) and Jindelara Services Incorporated ($67,950).