The Hodgman majority Liberal Government welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of further relief for Tasmanian farmers affected by drought.
Today’s announcement confirms additional funding for Tasmanian drought affected Councils, plus more will now be eligible for the Roads to Recovery and Building Better Regions funding.
Broadening the Federal funding eligibility criteria, may also make other Tasmanian councils eligible for further funding.
The Roads to Recovery initiative, will support Tasmanian communities by delivering local projects and infrastructure work to keep finance flowing, tradies in work and money rolling through local stores.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to continuing to work closely with farmers and rural communities in drought affected areas.
Having consulted and listened, the Government is delivering $400,000 in targeted drought support to complement the existing assistance programs, including;
Farmers experiencing financial hardship due to drought are also encouraged to apply for Federal drought assistance.
Further information on the support available for drought-affected farms and communities and how to access it is available at http://www.agriculture.gov.au/drought/ or go to FarmPoint.tas.gov.au, or the FarmPoint hotline 1300 292292 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org