Re­lief for farm­ers

Pilbara News - - News - Sophia Con­stan­tine

Pil­bara farm­ers af­fected by wild weather re­sult­ing in flood­ing are el­i­gi­ble to ac­cess the WA Nat­u­ral Dis­as­ter Re­lief and Re­cov­ery Ar­range­ments fund.

The fund has been set up to as­sist those who have been af­fected by the re­cent heavy rain­fall, which has caused dam­age Statewide.

WA Farm­ers pres­i­dent Tony York said while ex­pe­ri­enc­ing rain ahead of seed­ing was a pos­i­tive to some de­gree, heavy rains of­ten re­sulted in loss of top­soil and un­even pad­docks, caus­ing a need for work to be done to pre­pare the land in time for the up­com­ing sea­son. Lo­cal gov­ern­ment au­thor­i­ties in the Swan, Mid West, Wheat­belt, Gold­fields-Esper­ance, Kim­ber­ley, Pil­bara and Great South­ern have ac­cess to WANDRRA, which is funded by the State and Fed­eral Gov­ern­ments and ad­min­is­tered by the Of­fice of Emer­gency Man­age­ment.

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