Home // North West News // DROUGHT FORUMS A SUCCESS SO FAR

DROUGHT FORUMS A SUCCESS SO FAR

It’s been almost a week since the first drought forums were held in the region, and they’re attracting attention.

Organisers say their success could see them expanded state-wide.

“The government has identified them as probably a really good means of getting the message out to the people about what is available and how they need to attract that help that’s out there.”

Plenty of people have fronted the forums so far, with attendance only expected increase.

“The numbers have been quite good and we’ve had a lot of people at the Tamworth forum, we had a very good crowd at Narrabri and we had a reasonable crowd at Moree, and I think next week when we move into those grazing areas around Inverell and Glen Innes we’ll probably see the crowds increase.”

The final two will be held in Inverell and Glen Innes this week.

(NOTE: AUDIO IN SOME PARTS ONLY)

text will be replaced

About Olivia Portell

avatar
Olivia began working as a journalist with NBN Tamworth in May 2018. She was born and bred in Armidale, before moving to Newcastle to study a Bachelor of Communication.

Check Also

NEW ENGLAND’S ADAM BLAKESTER ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY IN FEDERAL ELECTION

The New England has a new candidate running against Barnaby Joyce in this year’s federal …

UTE SEIZED AS KEY CLUE IN DARREN WILLIS COLD CASE

Police have recovered a ute, believed to be linked to the disappearance and suspected homicide …

MOBILE ABATTIOR TO BENEFIT LOCAL MEAT PRODUCERS

As a producer, sending your livestock hundreds of kilometres away to be processed can be …

REMAINS FOUND IN MOREE DON’T BELONG TO WILLIAM JOHN TORRENS

Police have confirmed human remains found in Moree last month do NOT belong to missing …