Drought Response Package – Community Information Sessions

The North Central CMA is rolling out two parts of the State Government’s broader drought package — the Drought Employment Program and funding for Stock Containment Areas.

The Drought Employment Program aims to provide drought-affected people the opportunity to earn off-farm income to support their families and rural communities, contribute towards natural resource management outcomes and increase their confidence and skills for the future.

Stock containment funding is also available to help manage livestock in a contained area. Containing stock makes it easier and faster for farmers to hand feed and monitor stock health, helps control erosion by protecting what little grass there is, and allows for pasture regrowth when the drought breaks.

The sessions will provide an overview of the CMA’S package (the Drought Employment Program and Stock Containment Areas) and what it means for farmers and communities in the western district of the North Central CMA region.

The following community information sessions are being held:

ST ARNAUD TOWN HALL
Wednesday 16 December
10.30 am—12.30 pm

DONALD GOLF CLUB
Wednesday 16 December
2.00 pm —4.00 pm

WYCHEPROOF COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE
Wednesday 16 December
7.00 pm—9.00pm

CHARLTON TOWN HALL
Thursday 17 December
10.30 am—12.30 pm

WEDDERBURN TOWN HALLNCCMA logo
Thursday 17 December
2.00 pm—4.00 pm

There is no need to RSVP.

More information can be found at the North Central CMA website: http://www.nccma.vic.gov.au/Land/Drought_Response/index.aspx

Posted 12 December 2015 in News