Disability services in Moruya, New South Wales, have received a boost following the completion of the Yumaro Factory Extension project in the Moruya'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 creating at least 40 more jobs, particularly for people with a disability living in Moruya, who will now have more opportunities to join the workforce,” Dr McVeigh said. “Currently Yumaro employs over 100 people with a permanent disability, along with providing training, accommodation, and home and community support services to these workers.” With at least 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.
Above: Ann Sudmalis MP, Federal Member for Gilmore officially opened the new Yumaro Factory extension in Moruya. This federally co-funded project will create at least 40 more jobs, particularly for people with a disability living in Moruya, who will now have more opportunities to join the workforce. Congratulations to the many staff, volunteers and supporters who helped make this a reality.
“The new building will store pallets of cleaning cloth for distribution to Bunnings warehouses around Australia. 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,” Mrs Sudmalis said. “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 which is currently under construction.” 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.
During her visit Ann Sudmalis MP, Federal Member for Gilmore also handed out Certificates to Yumaro employees who have been enrolled in several courses in their Learning and Lifestyle Centre.
Above: Congratulations to Stephen! Certificate III in Pathways to Further Studies
Above: Congratulations to Madi and Lily! Certificate III in Work, Health and Safety (Madi) Certificate II in Community Services (Lily)
Above: Congratulations to Scott! SAGE Market Enterprise Project Team Certificate II in Business
Above:Congratulations to Amy! SAGE Market Enterprise Project Team Certificate II in Business
Above: Congratulations to Jay! SAGE Market Enterprise Project Team Certificate II in Business
Above: Congratulations to David! SAGE Market Enterprise Project Team Certificate II in Business
Above: Congratulations to Mick! SAGE Market Enterprise Project Team Certificate II in Business
Above: Congratulations to Jasmine. SAGE Market Enterprise Project Team Certificate II in Business