Walgett rural service organisations met at the end of November to discuss how they could work together to assist landholders dealing with the current drought.
Organisations including New England North West Landcare Network, Rural Financial Counsellor (Central West), NSW DPI, Namoi , Western and Border Rivers Gwydir CMAs (Now North West Local Land Services), Landmark Walgett and Clemson Hiscox and Co spent many hours in the lead-up to Christmas compiling information packs to go out to more than 400 Walgett Shire landholders, assisted in gaining support and funding for local social events to boost mental health and wellbeing, plus assisted in distributing more than 100 hampers sent by a group of hard working and generous volunteers on the North Coast.
With the drought situation not easing, members of the Walgett Rural Services Support Network have been seeking funding for a series of other activities and workshops to be run in the district.
Any input from interested parties or sponsors would be most welcome.
A workshop is being held in Wee Waa to provide information on management options, livestock management as well as government assistance available.
The workshop will include guest speaker Alastair Rayner discussing management and feeding options, new Walgett/Narrabri District Vet Judy Ellem will discuss animal health implications during droughts, and rural financial counsellor Julie Roy will be on hand to discuss assistance available.
This workshop will be held at the Wee Waa Bowling Club on February 20, starting at 4.30pm (RSVP to Tanya Slack-Smith 0419 215 998).
Similar workshops are also being held across the Central West. Please contact your Local Land Services Office for details.
Contact: Tanya Slack-Smith 0419215998
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