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2017 Annual Report now available

2017 Annual Report now available

The 2017 Annual Report is now available.

Click here to view or download the 2017 Annual Report.

Click here to view or download the 2017 Financial Statements.

The 2017 Annual Report is now available.

Click here to view or download the 2017 Annual Report.

Click here to view or download the 2017 Financial Statements.


The major focus for ECIA NSW/ACT over the last financial year has been supporting the sector to implement the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach and transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Our commitment to inclusion has been pivotal to inform all our supports and services. With inclusion at the forefront, we have worked with the sector to build capacity, promote evidence-based practice and support services to achieve outcomes for children with a developmental delay or disability and their families in their local communities.

ECIA NSW/ACT worked actively with Ageing Disability & Home Care (ADHC) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to achieve the outcome of the ECEI Transition Provider Approach across NSW. We proudly endorsed an approach that focused on a wide gateway, soft initial supports, referral to mainstream services and the provision of specialised early childhood intervention (ECI) as required.

We recognise the significant work and challenges overcome by our sector over the last year, simultaneously traversing the transition to the NDIS, services have continued to provide funded ECI services. ECIA NSW/ACT has continued to work with other State and Territory Chapters of ECIA and contributed significantly towards the establishment of a single ECIA National organisation that included the CEO taking on the National CEO role for a period of six months. Our Chapter is therefore presenting our last Annual General Meeting (AGM) and will be formally inviting our members to join the National ECIA organisation within the next 6 months.

"The past Board forged the importance of ECI across our state and informed best practice across our nation. We are forever indebted to all past and present Board members and to our magnificent inaugural CEO who over the last three years facilitated the growth of our organisation and has left a legacy to transition into a National model" (Susan MacGillycuddy, President ECIA NSW/ACT).


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 30 November 2017 following the Inclusion Symposium.

Nominations were received 8 weeks prior to this AGM for all Board positions:

President: Susan Macgillycuddy
For the position of President there was 1 nomination from Susan Macgillycuddy, who was declared as President.

Vice President: Rani Dibley
For the position of Vice President there was 1 nomination from Rani Dibley, who was declared as Vice President.

Treasurer: Sylvana Mahmic
For the position of Treasurer there was 1 nomination from Sylvana Mahmic, who was declared as Treasurer.

Non-Executive Board (6 positions)
6 nominations were received for the Non-Executive Board positions from:

  • Trish Hanna, Lifestart
  • Susan Montrose, KU Children's Services 
  • Beth Todd, Early Connections 
  • Kerry Dominish, Early Ed
  • Jenna Goalab, Shepherd Centre (ACT)
  • Alice Lans, Noah's

The (6) named above were declared Non-Executive Board members. No ballot was required as nominations received filled all outgoing vacancies.

Janelle Burke from Dubbo and Robyn Bryce from Orange both retired at this AGM; their contribution to ECI services and to ECIA in NSW over many years was gratefully acknowledged.

Treasurer Report 2017

“I am pleased to report on the Audited Financial Statements for the period ending 30 June 2017. The financial statements, audited by Flavio Meoli of Meoli & Co. Chartered Accountants are now available. ECIA NSW/ACT has had another positive financial year with a surplus of $62,047 achieved through a significant increase in membership and a successful Professional Development program, including the well attended biennial conference” (Sylvana Mahmic, ECIA NSW/ACT Treasurer).

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