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Drought Stimulus Package

A new Drought Stimulus Package will generate local economic activity in regional NSW communities affected by drought. 

The NSW Government's $170 million Drought Stimulus Package will fund shovel-ready infrastructure projects with the objective of delivering economic stimulus for local economies experiencing the flow-on effects of the drought. The primary aim of the program is to mitigate the employment and income effects of the current drought on regional NSW by leveraging the existing regional infrastructure project pipeline.

Projects that support regional communities by generating local jobs and stimulating the local economy will be identified for funding.

Projects will start quickly to deliver an immediate economic boost to our regional communities. 

A set of critical town water projects has also been announced: 

  • $30 million for new groundwater infrastructure at Dubbo
  • $2.2 million to improve bore water supply at Coonabarabran
  • $2 million for critical maintenance of the Albert Priest Channel (Nyngan to Cobar)
  • $2 million for a water security and water quality project in Narromine

For more information on the Drought Stimulus Package, email [email protected] or phone 1300 679 673

Visit the Drought Hub website to learn more about drought assistance packages.


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    The NSW Government’s $170 million Drought Stimulus Package will fund the first set of shovel-ready infrastructure projects, providing economic stimulus to NSW's drought affected regional communities.

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