David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Drought support one-stop-shop coming to town

November 3, 2021

Vouchers of up to $500 are available for drought-affected households as the National Recovery and Resilience Agency and Rotary Australia’s drought support roadshow heads to Maranoa this week.

The events will bring together all levels of government, charities, not-for-profit and agricultural organisations to support farmers and rural and regional communities living through the immediate and longer-term effects of drought.

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said this was an opportunity to seek assistance while bringing the community together.

“These outreach events provide opportunities for face-to-face, confidential conversations with farmers and community members experiencing the impacts of drought,” said Mr Littleproud.

“Rotary will also be distributing $500 vouchers to drought-affected households and conducting community well-being activities.”

“It’s not only farmers doing it tough in drought. Drought support also has an eye squarely on those communities feeling the strain as work dries up and spending in local stores slows down.

“So this is an excellent opportunity for farmers, families and rural communities to grab a Rotary sausage, catch up with friends and neighbours and find out what support is available during drought and tough times.

“If you’re in the area, duck in and say g’day.”

Australian Government agencies involved include the Regional Investment Corporation, Services Australia, along with NBN Co., state agriculture and natural resource management organisations, peak agricultural bodies, the Rural Financial Counselling Service and QRIDA.

A list of stops can be found below:

03/11/2021 Charleville The Raceview complex, Partridge  Street 10am – 2pm
04/11/2021 Augathella Augathella Town Hall, Main Street 10am – 2pm
05/11/2021 Tambo Grasslands Art Gallery, Arthur Street 8am – 12pm
05/11/2021 Blackall Blackall Memorial Hall, Short Street 2:30pm – 6:30pm