"This is the severest drought in more than 120 years" Max Fleet

Long-term funding 'guarantee' for future droughts

The new $5 billion Future Drought Fund passed by the lower house of Parliament yesterday will help our farmers become more drought resilient and prepare for any future significant dry spell, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said.

"This is the severest drought in more than 120 years. Our farmers and agriculture sector need more help," he said.

Mr Hogan said the Fund would guarantee a long-term source of funding to support important projects that will build drought resilience in Australia's regions.

"The Fund would provide $100 million of investments every year to support research, development and innovation to contribute to a sustainable and drought resilient agriculture sector," he said.



New bridge work to bring traffic changes this week

premium_icon New bridge work to bring traffic changes this week

Light and heavy vehicle traffic changes for this week.

Clarence Valley gearing up for biggest Yamba triathlon yet

premium_icon Clarence Valley gearing up for biggest Yamba triathlon yet

The inter-club series event will have a big return next month.