Since 1973, MADEC has been successful in securing Federal, State and Local Government funding for the expansion of community-based services and training.

The mid 1990s provided an opportunity for MADEC to develop its own identity as an independent community business. Through initiatives driven by past and present Directors and CEOs, MADEC became a Registered Training Organisation and a Disability Support Provider while maintaining the resource centre and professional development activities. In 2003, these services further expanded into youth support programs.

In recent years, MADEC has forged healthy relationships with the education and training sectors, community groups, disability and youth services and various government departments. These partnerships strengthen our community’s ability to access new projects and funding, which promotes MADEC as a preferred organisation of excellence in project management, training, disability, youth participation and resources.

Now, with over 40 years history of serving our community, MADEC is proud to be a successful local community business with established partnerships, reaching beyond its traditions and introducing innovative programs to meet the needs of the community. It is through this hard work performed by all staff and the Board that MADEC have been able to move to new premises in the CBD.