David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Drought resilience leadership development program opens up to South West Queensland

February 18, 2022
  • More than $11 million invested in Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders program.
  • Gives farmers and regional communities the knowledge and skills through development and mentoring programs that build drought resilience.
  • Applications are now open in South West Queensland; Katherine, Barkly and Greater Darwin in the Northern Territory; and East Tasmania.

The Federal Government is investing in developing a new generation of community leaders to drive conversations and action to better prepare for inevitable drought.

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said that now is the time to build leadership capabilities and prepare.

“We know that farmers listen to farmers, and others in their community,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This is a program that corrals both local and industry knowledge for a shared benefit to the wider agricultural community.

“With drought conditions continuing to ease across much of the country, now is the time to build leadership capabilities and prepare before the next drought inevitably comes.”

The Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program South West Queensland is open to people aged 18 years and over living in the Shires of Balonne, Quilpie, Paroo, Maranoa, Western Downs, Bulloo, Murweh, Goondiwindi and surrounding regions to Charleville and Lightning Ridge.

This Leadership Development is being delivered in partnership with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF), who will work with the selected applicants to develop their leadership capabilities, encouraging them to work together with their communities to better prepare for drought.

“The FDF will continue to deliver for Aussie farmers and regional Australia by providing a sustainable and ongoing source of funding to make agriculture more productive and profitable and enhance the wellbeing of our farming communities and the sustainability of our farming landscapes,” Mr Littleproud said.

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