Building better schools

More than $690 million will be invested in improving, refurbishing and expanding capacity at 91 public schools across the State.

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Renewable Technology Fund

Investment Guidelines have been released and calls are now open for projects.

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Investing in your local hospital

Find out more about improvements in your local hospital

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Future jobs fund

State Government is stepping forward to support industries that are growing jobs today and creating the jobs of tomorrow.

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SA Fruit for SA Kids

Right bite - fresh fruit and veg every day in your classroom.

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$1.1 BILLION

2017-18 State Budget includes $1.1 billion investment in health to support modern health services.

New Royal Adelaide Hospital

The 800-bed new Royal Adelaide Hospital will be the state’s flagship hospital.

Flinders Medical Centre

Two new operating theatres are being built and the Emergency Department is being expanded.

Lyell McEwin Hospital

More than $50m is being invested to create a new, bigger, world-class Emergency Department.

More job opportunities in the disability sector with Cara’s expansion

Disability service provider Cara is looking for 40 new staff due to increased demand for services as the National Disability Insurance Scheme rolls out across South Australia.

The new positions come as the State Government holds a series of expos across the State where people with disability and jobseekers can access information about the NDIS.

Disabilities Minister Leesa Vlahos said more than 500 people attended a recent expo at the Golden Grove Recreation and Arts Centre.

Cara Chief Executive Liz Cohen said demand for services is increasing and Cara is providing entry level full time positions in response.

Ms Cohen said there is also high need for disability workers in regional areas including Port Pirie, Kadina, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta and Mount Gambier.

Background

Cara is one of South Australia’s largest disability-service providers, supporting more than 750 children and adults with disability and employing more than 900 staff.

Cara operates throughout the State including Adelaide, Mt Barker, Murray Bridge, Mt Gambier, Kadina, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Port Lincoln.

At full rollout, the State Government will contribute $723 million annually to the scheme, with an estimated 32,000 South Australians forecast to receive support packages compared to 17,000 pre-NDIS. This is expected to create more than 6000 new jobs in the sector.

For more information about the NDIS visit www.ndis.gov.au. For more details about the expos visit www.mysupportmychoice.sa.gov.au/news-and-events/events

Quotes attributable to Disabilities Minister Leesa Vlahos

The NDIS is the biggest social reform since Medicare, giving people real choice over the services they receive.

It also means a doubling of investment in the disability sector to $1.5 billion each year in South Australia and this will create 6000 new jobs.

Cara is an example of this new investment and growth in the sector and I’m pleased to see them offering new careers to South Australians who are eager to work in the disability sector.

I encourage anyone who is looking for reliable and rewarding work to consider applying for one of the many positions on offer at Cara and other providers across the State.

Quotes attributable to Cara Chief Executive Liz Cohen

Under the NDIS, customers with disability are individually allocated funding for supports required and Cara is able to provide additional services in response to the needs of customers.

We value our staff and want them to have long and fulfilling careers with us, and so we offer continuous training and opportunities for advancement into management and office-based roles.

Cara is a values-driven organisation and our promise is ‘we find possible’ so we’re looking for ‘possible people’ with the right values who want to make a real difference to the lives of children and adults with disability.