HAVE YOUR SAY

Feedback wanted on drought help

NSW DPI wants feedback on effective drought measures used by primary producers
NSW DPI wants feedback on effective drought measures used by primary producers

Mid Coast farmers and primary producers are encouraged to provide feedback to the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in relation to the most effective measures that helped them manage their businesses in the face of the recent drought.

NSW DPI deputy director general Kate Lorimer-Ward said the drought assistance evaluation project aims to improve service delivery and planning for future drought events.

"Droughts are a part of the Australian landscape, so understanding how we can manage and prepare for droughts and support our rural community is essential in achieving stronger primary industries," Ms Lorimer-Ward said.

Ms Lorimer-Ward said NSW DPI is managing an evaluation of drought relief measures on behalf of the Stat government.

"The aim is to identify, measure, analyse and assess the positive impact that the drought package has had on communities affected by drought so that we can use those learnings to inform future drought policy measures," she said.

The evaluation will focus on outcomes delivered, the process and an economic evaluation of two elements - the farm innovation fund and the emergency drought transport subsidies.

More information on how landholders can provide their valuable feedback is available from www.droughthub.nsw.gov.au