MontroseAccess Officially Opens Their New Service Centre

MonstroseAccess Opening - BTP Westlink Green

One of Queensland’s oldest children’s charities, MontroseAccess, officially opened their new state-of-the-art Brisbane South Service Centre at BTP Westlink Green on 17 February.

Governor of Queensland and MontroseAccess Patron, Paul de Jersey officially opened the building alongside MontroseAccess CEO, Linda Apelt and President, Paul Bird.

The 81 year old charity relocated from its historic site at Corinda in late 2014 to benefit from being at a more accessible site, close to public transport and in a population growth corridor.

The new centre is located at 2 Westlink Court, off Station Avenue in Darra, and is ideally positioned close to public transport with all-ability access and major road networks to enable clients, families, staff and supporters to easily reach and park.

The purpose-built centre features a range of cleverly designed facilities to provide greater support for clients and staff.

MontroseAccess CEO Linda Apelt said staff and clients have settled into the new building quickly and are enjoying the Centre’s improved amenities.

“Last year we celebrated this move as major milestone and we’ve had fantastic input and feedback from clients, families and staff who are excited for the year ahead in such lovely surroundings,” Ms. Apelt said.

“This is a new chapter in our history and our relocation will enable MontroseAccess to be even more prepared for the many industry changes ahead with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in 2016.”

Ms. Apelt said the new building was designed for clients’ needs, with input from many of their clients and families.

“Our new centre will enable us to provide the highest quality services to young people with a disability for many more decades to come.”

During its official opening visitors enjoyed taking a tour of the centre to see an orthotics display, meet other clients over refreshments and learn more about some innovative projects, including the fresh Veggie Box program that clients manage as a fundraising business, offering local produce for the public to buy.

MontroseAccess provides services to more than 600 young Queenslanders with a physical disability and will expand its services nationally from 2016. For more information, visit: http://www.montrose.org.au/

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