Drought support for local communities
Local residents are being encouraged to come together on Wednesday, October 3 as part of a drought support day being coordinated by Federation Council.
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Two sessions will be held as part of the initiative, which aims to facilitate a range of services and information that will assist residents currently being affected by the drought that is crippling much of the state.
The Australian Government Mobile Bus Centre will be visiting Urana and Oaklands and have confirmed that a rural financial counsellor and farm household officer will be on hand to speak with residents.
The drought support available is in addition to the convenient access to Australian Government payments and services that the mobile bus centre provides rural communities.
To coincide with the visit from the mobile bus centre, council has coordinated a number of other service providers, with a particular focus on supporting the health and wellbeing of local farming communities.
Residents are being encouraged to join council staff and councillors for a free BBQ in Urana at the Memorial Hall from 9.30am – 12 noon and in Oaklands at the CWA Hall between 1.30pm - 4pm.
Federation Council Mayor, Pat Bourke said the day was also an opportunity for the community to come together during what is a challenging time for local farmers.
“We are hoping that people from all over the council area will access the information available, have a chat and enjoy the barbecue that we’ll be cooking up,” Mayor Bourke said.
“It will be school holidays at the time, so the Mobile Preschool team will be running some children’s activities to help make it a little easier for families to speak to the service providers in attendance.
“We are fortunate to have the Australian Government Mobile Bus Centre and other providers visiting our communities so that residents can access the information they need locally without having to travel to larger centres – and we really appreciate that support.”
Further information about the day can be found by visiting council’s website www.federationcouncil.nsw.gov.au.