Drought program review
The drought program review was major work undertaken by an independent panel of Ms Ruth Wade and Mr Charles Burke. They were engaged to look at what can be done during droughts and to prepare for future droughts. The independent panel provided their recommendations to the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries on 31 January 2019.
Access the Drought Program Review report by the independent panel. The recommendations from the report were used as a basis for the Queensland drought assistance measures. Read an overview of the new drought assistance measures.
The drought measures are open to all primary producers to better manage future droughts without needing a drought declaration. Producers will have access to funding to develop farm management plans and, once completed, will allow access to grants and loans for activities that will improve the drought preparedness of the property and assist producers while in drought.
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Last updated: 18 Jun 2021