More money for cash-strapped drought communities

The Australian Government has extended the Drought Community Support Initiative (DSCI), providing a further $82.75 million to continue crucial support for farming households battling the continuing drought.

20 February 2020

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More support for communities affected by drought

Funding for farmers, small businesses, families and schools in drought-affected communities across Australia will now start rolling out as part of a $57 million support package.

28 January 2020

Beefed up Roma Saleyards open

Cattle farmers and buyers in the Maranoa region will now have access to a state-of-the-art selling centre, following a major renovation of Australia’s largest beef saleyards in Roma.

26 January 2020

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Additional funding seals the deal for Carnarvon Highway

More than $3 million in funding has been unlocked to widen a section of the Carnarvon Highway between Injune and Rolleston. 

21 January 2020

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Immediate financial support for bushfire affected communities

The Australian Government will provide an initial and immediate base payment of $1 million to 42 of the most severely bushfire impacted councils in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland to help quickly rebuild vital…

09 January 2020

Media release

Major upgrade for Bega Saleyards

The Bega Valley Saleyards have received a major upgrade to improve animal welfare standards and facilities for local farmers, buyers and sellers.  
 

18 December 2019

Media release

More cash for drought-hit farmers

Payments of up to $3,000 will continue to be available to drought-hit farming families throughout Christmas and the New Year.

The Federal Government has topped up the existing round of the Drought Community Support Initiative.

16 December 2019

Media release

Drought funding set to flow for eligible councils

128 drought-affected councils can now apply for up to $1 million each under the Drought
Communities Programme.

02 December 2019

Media release

Cash flowing into drought-affected communities

More than 4,500 cash-strapped farming families and contractors have applied for $3,000 support grants in Round 2 of the Drought Community Support Initiative in its first four days.

27 November 2019

Media release

New funding round to support drought affected communities

The latest $200 million round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will be wholly and solely dedicated to helping the communities hardest hit by the crippling drought.

14 November 2019

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Life's a beach as Hughenden recreational lake opens

A new recreational lake in Hughenden has officially opened, creating new opportunities for water sports, exercise and leisure activities.

08 November 2019

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Step up in drought budget support

Drought-hit farmers, small businesses and rural towns are set for an immediate cash injection to keep stock fed and watered, keep businesses open, keep locals in work and pump funds into local economies.

07 November 2019

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Inspector-General sets up shop in Mildura

Mildura is set to become home to the Inspector-General of Murray-Darling Basin Water Resources, with one of the two offices being set up in the city.

08 October 2019

Media release

Backing our farmers and drought affected communities

Farmers and their communities will have access to more support with the Coalition Government announcing it will provide more funding, cut red tape and increase services.

26 September 2019

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