Friday, 05 July 2019

Member for Bega Andrew Constance has today announced that Tulgeen Group will receive NSW Government support for their supported accommodation project.

Mr Constance said that the NSW Government will provide $4.6 million to Tulgeen Group for the purpose of providing supported accommodation for people with disabilities across the Bega Valley.

“This investment will deliver 40 FTE (full-time equivalent) jobs in Bega as Tulgeen grow their service across the Bega Valley when at full capacity.

“Whilst Tulgeen will grow its workforce, we will also have local tradies that will be employed to undertake the works, further injecting dollars into our local economy and supporting local businesses,” Mr Constance said.

“The creation of jobs is a focus of the NSW Government, this project will deliver a real injection into our local economy and provide security to the current workforce and grow future employment opportunities within the sector.

“I am extremely pleased that Tulgeen will now have the opportunity to grow the sector, increase employment and service the needs of some of our most vulnerable community members, said Mr Constance.

“Tulgeen have strived to ensure people living with disabilities across the Bega Valley and beyond are treated with dignity and respect, but also have opportunity.

“This project will reduce social isolation and provide safe and secure housing that will foster opportunity for residents.

With 24/7 support, the supported living accommodation will be the first of its kind in the Bega Valley on this scale, and I am so very excited to see this come to fruition.

“Tulgeen now have the support of Government to go and investigate options and deliver a fantastic project for our community.”

Deputy Premier, John Barilaro said, I am pleased to see projects like this being delivered in regional communities.

“Following a visit to the region in May 2018, we have been working towards securing the funds for this project and I am pleased to say it will become a reality.

“It just made sense, jobs creation, and support for those that need it most,” said Mr Barilaro.