Future Drought Fund cash set aside for WA resilience planning

Regional Drought Resilience Planning and Farm Business Resilience Planning programs have been rolled out in Western Australia.

Federal Agriculture Minister David Littlepround said on Sunday that $1.3 million has been set aside to support partnerships of WA councils, regional organisations, communities, industries and farmers to develop regional drought resilience plans.

A further $2.2 million will go towards supporting Farm Business Resilience Planning program.

The state’s Regional Development Commissions will lead the Regional Drought Resilience Planning, working with local governments in development.

Funding for both programs is being provided through the $5 billion Future Drought. These are being progressively rolled out across all states and territories.