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COUNCILS CALL FOR MORE DROUGHT ASSISTANCE

Local councils are banding together to call for more drought assistance from the Federal government.

The Namoi Joint Organisation is pushing for a further $2-million for each local government area to help deliver more projects to alleviate pressures of drought and future proof the region.

Organisation Chair, Jamie Chaffey says it won’t make the grass grow or put water in dams but it WILL send money through local businesses and support employment during the ongoing dry.

It comes as Glen Innes Severn, Armidale Regional, Inverell Shire and Tamworth Regional Council’s were approved for funding under the Federal Government’s current $1-million regional drought grants, this week.

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