Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) has launched an online questionnaire to collect the community’s ideas on how to best use $1 million in Federal Government funding.
It is the council’s aim to use the money to provide short-term support to build resilience to the drought’s long-term impacts.
LPSC general manager Ron van Katwyk said the grant was designed to provide assistance with local employment opportunities, support local businesses and suppliers, encourage economic activity and assist with drought relief initiatives.
“It is important that the whole community considers how we allocate this funding to deliver meaningful projects and initiatives, which keep our local economy strong, boost employment and provide drought assistance where it is most needed,” he said.
Mr van Katwyk said the council was also planning to hold several community workshops on the issue, with venues and dates currently being assessed.
The $1 million in funding is subject to Federal Government guidelines and projects must be completed by June 30, 2019.
The questionnaire must be completed by November 16. To complete the survey online, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LPSCweneedyourideasdroughtrelief
Hard copies of the questionnaire are available at the council’s administration centre, Werris Creek and Quirindi libraries, and the Visitor Information Centre in Willow Tree. It can also be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org