Australian Government investing $5 million for drought resilient landscapes

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) bodies play a vital role in helping communities prepare for and recover from drought and natural disasters like flood.

The Australian Government is investing $5 million in regional NRMs as part of the Future Drought Fund NRM Drought Resilience Program – Landscapes.

Minister for Agriculture, Drought, and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, said the funding will support projects that aim to boost the performance of Australian agriculture and increase its resilience to the impacts of drought.

“We are committed to enhancing the environmental, economic and social resilience of our primary producers and agricultural communities,” Minister Littleproud said.

“This program is an opportunity for Regional NRM bodies to try new ideas. We want to encourage experimentation in new NRM practices and systems, and innovative and transformative approaches.”

Proposals valued at $250,000–$500,000 will be available for regions that either have been hit by drought, are currently experiencing drought or at significant risk of drought.

Find out more here: www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund/nrm-landscapes

Image - Southern Gulf NRM Rangelands Officer Anne Alison surveys flood damage at Sedan Dip, near Cloncurry, North Queensland