Parkes Shire Council invites farmers, residents and business operators to attend the Parkes Shire Drought Forum on Tuesday, 11th September at Parkes Services Club at 5:30pm. The Australian Government recently announced
an additional drought assistance package, which includes an allocation of $1 million to 60 Councils across Australia
of which 36 are in NSW, including Parkes Shire.
Council will host a drought forum to gain input from the community on how the money can be applied for best effect across the Parkes Shire, in line with the funding guidelines.
“We will be looking for community insight as to where the Federal Government funding may be best utilised across the Shire, as well as develop a meaningful short, medium and long-term action plan for the drought affecting our community,” said Parkes Shire Mayor, Councillor Ken Keith OAM.
“The forum will also ensure Council is well informed of the administrative obstacles and barriers that farmers and affected businesses are experiencing with regard to drought-based support initiatives.”
The forum will also provide an opportunity to communicate what other relief programs and support are on offer.
Register your attendance for the Parkes Shire Drought Forum via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/parkes-shire-droughtforum-tickets-49460556857
For further enquiries contact Parkes Shire Council on 6861 2333.