Regional Drought Resilience Planning programs financed by the Future Drought Fund have been launched in NSW, Queensland, South Australia, and the ACT.
These will bring together local governments, regional organisations, communities, and industry to prepare for future drought risks by developing regional drought resilience plans.
Based on the premise that no two regions are the same, the drought resilience plans will:
- identify actions to prepare for future droughts, focusing on the agricultural sector and allied industries;
- access the wide range of drought resilience knowledge and evidence available; and
- draw out regional needs and priorities to inform future investments.
Farm Business Resilience programs with similar strategic aims have also been launched in NSW, Queensland, South Australia, and the ACT.
Announcements relating to other states and territories are expected shortly.
Both resilience initiatives are being funded under the Future Drought Fund.