The celebrations are continuing at Catalina’s newly-opened Muddy Puddles after the disability centre received a $240,000 boost last week.
On Thursday, Bega MP Andrew Constance and Disability Services Minister Ray Williams announced the centre would be reallocated the funds after the development came in under budget.
Mr Constance said the new therapy centre would benefit local children.
“I’m proud to support Muddy Puddles. This funding will allow the organisation to deliver new capacity-building programs to enable children with disability to access mainstream services,” Mr Constance said.
“Muddy Puddles is helping local families navigate the NDIS and ensuring their children’s needs are met by local providers.”
Mr Williams said he was pleased to visit the new therapy centre and learn about the organisation’s future aspirations for children with disability.
“Early intervention supports for children with disability is very important. Muddy Puddles is a great local organisation ensuring local families and their children reach their goals,” Mr Williams said.
“Those in the area under the NDIS are able to choose from various services provided by the group depending on their needs, including speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and in-home and school-based supports.”