Tulgeen welcomes Local Member for Bega the Hon. Andrew Constance

Andrew’s visit to Tulgeen

Grattan Smith, Chair and Jen Russell, Chief Executive Officer A/g warmly welcomed to Tulgeen The Hon. Andrew Constance, NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and Local Member for Bega.  As the previous NSW Minister for Disability, Andrew maintains a particular interest in Tulgeen and how developments within the National Disability Insurance Scheme affect Tulgeen’s clients.

The Minister was eager to hear about Tulgeen’s plans for development and our progress in implementing the NDIS.  In particular, Andrew was most impressed by plans to create a Community Hub through the creation of the Living Room and Food Basket space at Riverside Nursery and if funds permitted, the creation of a new home at the Taronga Precinct for the Bega Valley Workcrew.  Both Mel Pickering, Retail Manager at Riverside Nursery and Jarrod Palmer, Coordinator of Bega Valley Workcrew were on hand to explain plans as was Paul Spiteri, Operations Manager of the Disability Enterprises.

Andrew offered warm congratulations to the team behind the establishment of INSYNC@merimbula and welcomed the greater access to constituents in the southern reaches of the electorate.  Unfortunately, time constraints did not permit a visit to the Merimbula site.

Andrew had the opportunity to visit Tulgeen’s centre-based Respite Support service based at INSYNC and also to participate along with Tulgeen clients in a lively music session at Tulgeen’s INSYNC led by Damon Davies.

Unfortunately time pressures meant that a full tour of Tulgeen was not possible this time.

Tulgeen thanks the Minister for his time and looks forward to welcoming Andrew again.

Evolution Research Presents Important BSWAT information for Supported Employees, their Families and Advocates


On behalf of the Department of Social Services (DSS), Annette Blacklow from Evolution Research presented important information relevant to Supported Employees and their families and/or advocates on 8 September at the Hilton Room at Tulgeen.

The presentation ran for an hour and a half and covered key facts and processes about the now defunct BSWAT scheme, the class action associated with the BSWAT scheme and avenues for participation and payment.

If you missed the presentation, all info is contained in the presentation below.

For more information or if you still have questions:

Phone 1800 799 515

Email: BSWATPayments@dss.gov.au