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Drought Outreach Events Coming To EP

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Eyre Peninsula farmers, farm workers, farm contractors and suppliers in drought-affected areas are being encouraged to get help when it comes to accessing federal, state and local support services. 

A series of outreach events are being held across the EP for local farmers to attend and have one-on-one discussions with representatives from a variety of support systems, such as the Commonwealth and South Australian governments, farm business advisers, mental health support organisations and charities.

Assistant Director of the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities’ Drought Taskforce, Dale Sheridan, says the aim is to provide tailored advice about accessing immediate and longer-term support to help people manage their financial affairs, farm businesses and health challenges during and after the drought.

“There is a vast range of support measures available, which includes financial assistance, tax assistance, small business coaching, tools to assist farm-related decision making and information about local mental health support services.

“Farmers who attended the events across NSW and Victoria were surprised about the extent of financial support they were actually eligible for, leaving attendees feeling much more optimistic after obtaining advice about measures they previously weren’t aware of.”

  • Organisations and support networks that will be present at each event will include:
  • The Department of Human Services
  • The Australian Tax Office (ATO)
  • Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)
  • Natural Resources SA
  • Rural Business Support (RBS)
  • The Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul
  • NBN Co
  • Small Business Coaching
  • Mental health support organisations

The series of sessions will be held across the Eyre Peninsula between the 27th of May and 30th of May, in Cowell, Cleve, Kimba, Wudinna, Streaky Bay and Ceduna.

Sessions: 

Cowell

2:30 – 5pm

Monday, 27 May 2019

 

Franklin Harbour Institute

8 Main Street, Cowell

Cleve

9:00 – 11:30am

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

 

Cleve Golf Club

Golf Drive, Cleve

Kimba

2:30 – 5pm

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

 

Kimba Soldiers Memorial Institute

Cnr High and Cross Streets, Kimba

Wudinna

9:00 – 11:30am

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

 

Wudinna Community Club

40 Medley Terrace, Wuddina

Streaky Bay

9:00 – 11:30am

Thursday, 30 May 2019

 

Streaky Bay & Districts Community Complex

82 Wells Street, Streaky Bay

Ceduna

2:30 – 5pm

Thursday, 30 May 2019

 

Ceduna Foreshore Hotel

 32 O'Loughlin Terrace, Ceduna

 

Image Credit: https://anglicanaid.org.au/nsw-drought-relief-appeal