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.
128 drought-affected councils can now apply for up to $1 million each under the Drought
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.
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.
A new recreational lake in Hughenden has officially opened, creating new opportunities for water sports, exercise and leisure activities.
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.
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.
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.
Works have begun on the next stage of the transformational Outback Way upgrade.
Construction on Emu Swamp Dam in Queensland’s Granite Belt can now get under way after a long awaited commitment from the Queensland State Government matches funding that had been in place for many months from the Federal Liberal and Nationals…
The new $1 million Emu Creek Hall Road Bridge is now open following a complete makeover from an ageing, single-lane timber bridge to a wider, reinforced concrete bridge.
Works start later this month on a $7.28 million upgrade package on the Carnarvon Highway between St George and Surat, and between Injune and Rolleston.
The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has committed $5 million for the road infrastructure needed to support the Emu Swamp Dam project on Queensland’s Severn River, located around 15 kilometres south-west of Stanthorpe.