• Welcome to Pave the Way

    NDIS Participant Readiness and Future Planning - The Future Starts Now.

    Pave the Way is funded by the Department of Communities' (Disability Services) to deliver Participant Readiness activities. This aspect of Pave the Way's work will assist Queenslanders with disabilities, their families and carers in the North Coast, North Queensland and Far North Queensland regions to prepare for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in their area.  We will continue to assist families throughout Queensland to clarify their vision for their family member with a disability and to plan to implement that vision. We encourage planning which is vision driven, ‘whole of life’, developmental, outside service planning and which safeguards family members in the long-term.     

    Join Our Mailing List  by completing your details using our online form. To join our mailing list, follow the link here.   To send an email with an expression of interest for NDIS information sessions or conversations, follow the link hereFor any questions or queries, or if you would prefer to join our mailing list via the phone, please contact the Pave the Way office on (07) 3291 5800 or 1300 554 402.

  • What's New


    First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) and Mamre have launched a new 'Our Way Planning' resource this week in the Torres Strait Islands. The resource will be used nationally and was officially launched at the NDIS readiness workshops held by Mamre. The Our Way planning resource was developed in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living with disability, Elders and community members across NSW, the Northern Territory, Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands.  Uncle Paul Calcott, FPDN said: “The Our Way Planning resource uses the traditional method of art and story telling to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living with disability to identify areas of their life they need assistance with. The book is designed to recognise the importance of culture, community and Country. Our community’s  can use the book in their own way to identify what type of support is needed to help keep them keep strong in their relationships, their family, community and culture.”     For further information regarding the Our Way Planning resources contact FPDN at enquiries@fpdn.org.au   FPDN is the national peak organisation of and for First Peoples with Disability www.fpdn.org.au   Mamre exists so that all people are contributing to the richness of a diverse society and are respected and valued www.mamre.org.au.


COOLUM - FREE Information Session on the NDIS

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:30

To raise awareness about the NDIS and ensure people with disabilities, their families and carers are ready for the change and opportunities the scheme will bring, Mamre Pave the Way is holding information sessions in your community and sharing materials and resources about the NDIS.

To download the flyer for this event click here.

To register for this event click here or  call (07) 3291 5800 or 1300 554 402.


Siblings Australia: Meet & Greet Brisbane Event

Saturday, 1 April, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

Do you have a brother or sister with a disability?

All sibling relationships can be complex and ever-changing, but when a brother or sister has a disability it can be more complicated. Would you like to meet other adult siblings to share experiences and support? Siblings Australia is establishing a local peer support network and are welcoming ALL adult siblings, no matter what role they play.  

What: 'Meet and Greet' event

Where: Toowong Library, Toowong Shopping Village 9 Sherwood Rd, Toowong, Brisbane.

When: April 1st from 2pm -4pm

How much: Gold coin donation for tea/coffee

Registration: To register or to find out more, please email kate@siblingsaustralia.org.au or phone 0408720558.

A morning with Billy

Last week, a few Mamre staff were fortunate to spend time with Billy Williams, an Aboriginal man who shared on working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait people and communities. It was an excellent session which was very beneficial for Mamre and its staff. Thank you to Billy for sharing your time and your knowledge. 

Mobility Allowance

The Government is providing $46.5 million in extra support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help Australians receiving Mobility Allowance.

Information update: this Budget measure is subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of the measure

The Government is providing $46.5 million in extra support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help Australians receiving Mobility Allowance.