HELP IS COMING: The Future Drought Fund Consultative Committee will meet with farmers, landowners and the community to enhance preparation and response to drought.
HELP IS COMING: The Future Drought Fund Consultative Committee will meet with farmers, landowners and the community to enhance preparation and response to drought.

Future drought fund: Have your say

FARMERS, landowners and communities all affected by drought have their chance to shape the bureaucracy that determines future resilience.

The Future Drought Fund Consultative Committee will hold public consultations across the state starting this week.

The fund will provide $100 million each year from July 1, 2020 for projects that enhance preparation and response to drought.

Minister for Drought David Littleproud said the consultations would help the committee seek further ways to best build and invest in drought resilience.

“The consultative committee is particularly interested in hearing from farmers, local communities and industry organisations,” Mr Littleproud said.

“There are three foundation pillars to tackle drought.

“First is to give support to farmers for the here and now. Second is to back drought affected communities. And the third pillar is looking to the future to build resilience via the Future Drought Fund.”

The committee has provided the government with their plan for drought resilience through the fund but must now consult the community as part of the process legislated by the government.

Mr Littleproud said it was an opportunity for rural communities to have a significant contribution on how we prepare for future droughts.

To have your say, register at haveyoursay.agriculture.gov. au/future-drought-fund.

Locations:

Roma: November 6

Toowoomba: November 7


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