Drought outreach activities taking services and support direct to the regions

Drought outreach activities taking services and support direct to the regions

Domestic Policy Joint Agency Drought Taskforce
Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet

Organisations providing services and support to drought-affected communities are travelling across the regions to provide information in the one location. Everything from advice about accessing the Farm Household Allowance to connecting to the NBN will be available, with various charities also in attendance to answer questions about financial assistance available under the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development & Cities’ $30 million Drought Community Support Initiative.

The first of these sessions took place in mid-January, with 200 people in West Wyalong, Condobolin, Parkes and Forbes taking advantage of the one-stop-shop for drought assistance.

Further sessions will continue through to March, with visits to 22 towns from Broken Hill in the West, up to Mungindi on the Queensland border and down to Wentworth on the border of NSW, Victoria and South Australia.

Check the schedule below to find out more details. Further sessions will be added as information becomes available.

Outreach session details:

January 2019

Location

Address

Date

Time

West Wyalong

West Wyalong Services and Citizens Club, 100 Monash St

15 January 2019

9am–12pm

Condobolin

Calla Community Room, 18 William Street

16 January 2019

9am–12pm

Parkes

Coventry Room, Parkes Shire Council Building, 2 Cecile St

17 January 2019

9am–12pm

Forbes

Youth and Community Centre, Battye St

17 January 2019

2pm–5pm

February 2019

Location

Address

Date

Time

Scone

Scone Bowling Club, Gundy Street

5 February 2019

9am–12pm

Narrabri

Narrabri RSL Club, 7 Maitland Street

6 February 2019

9am–12pm

Mungindi

Mungindi Community Hall, Wirrah Street

7 February 2019

9am–12pm

Walgett

Walgett RSL Club, 71 Fox St Walgett

12 February 2019

9am–12pm

Bourke

PCYC Bourke, Cnr Hope St and Wilson Street

13 February 2019

9am–12pm

Brewarrina

Brewarrina RSL, Cnr Bourke St and Sandon Street

14 February 2019

9am–12pm

Gunnedah

Gunnedah PCYC, View St

19 February 2019

9am–12pm

Tottenham

Tottenham Bowling Club, 115 Umang Street

20 February 2019

9-11am

Dubbo

Oxley Room, Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre

20 February 2019

2-4pm

Gilgandra

Gilgandra Services Club, 33 Morris Street

21 February 2019

9am–12pm

Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran Bowls Club, Edwards Street

26 February 2019

9am–12pm

Coonamble

Coonamble RSL, 18 Castlereagh Street

27 February 2019

9-12pm

Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge District Bowling Club, 1 Agate Street

28 February 2019

9am–12pm

March 2019

Location

Address

Date

Time

Narromine

Narromine United Services Memorial Club, 58 Dandaloo Street

5 March 2019

9am–12pm

Nyngan

Nyngan RSL, 106 Pangee Street

6 March 2019

9am–12pm

Cobar

Cobar Bowling and Golf Club, Bloxham Street

7 March 2019

9am–12pm

Wilcannia

Wilcannia Golf Club, Ross Street

12 March 2019

9am–12pm

Broken Hill

Broken Hill Community Inc., 200 Beryl Street

13 March 2019

9am–12pm

Wentworth

Memorial Rooms, Wentworth Visitor Information Centre, 66 Darling Street

14 March 2019

9am–12pm

This program is an initiative of the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities in partnership with NBN Co.

Here is the Department's official informational video