David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Future Drought Fund: Supporting Maranoa’s drought resilience

October 15, 2021

Communities in the electorate of Maranoa will share in $93,688 to help them better prepare for drought under the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program.

Three grants announced today for projects across Roma, Condamine, Goondiwindi, Longreach, Isisford, Yaraka and Ilfracombe will help to build local drought resilience.

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the program focuses on local initiatives to enable agricultural communities to be better prepared for the impacts of drought.

“Building drought resilience here in our electorate of Maranoa benefits the entire Australian agriculture sector. The stronger individual communities are, the more robust our industry becomes as a result,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Congratulations to the Macintyre Ag Alliance, GroWQ and the Longreach Regional Council. These projects will boost community connectedness and help local communities better prepare for drought.

The $3.75 million Networks to Build Drought Resilience program is part of a total Australian Government investment of $19.2 million in leadership, mentoring, community capacity building and small community infrastructure to help build drought resilience.

Interested organisations are encouraged to apply directly for the second grant round to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. Applications are open until 15 November 2021.

For more information on the Future Drought Fund and the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program visit https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund/networks-build-drought-resilience.