Regional Drought Resilience Planning

Planning by the regions, for the regions.

Canola fields – Cootamundra-Gundagai Council

The Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program is being delivered as part of the Future Ready Regions Strategy, with joint funding from the Commonwealth Government’s Future Drought Fund and NSW Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

The program was established as a pilot 2021-2022 as part of the NSW Government’s Future Ready Regions Strategy (PDF 8.59MB), which is committed to building strong communities and diversified regional economies that are not just built to survive but are able to thrive during drought.

The program was co-funded for an initial $3.8 million from the Commonwealth and NSW Governments.

Applications open for Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program 2022-2024

The NSW Government and the Commonwealth have allocated additional funding to the program for identified regions in NSW to develop drought resilience plans that can be implemented by councils and their communities to manage future drought risks.

The program will now be available to support identified eligible NSW Local Government Area council consortia to develop their Regional Drought Resilience Plan and for grants that support implementation of the plan.

For more information including the Program Guidelines, key dates, eligibility criteria and application resources, please visit the Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program grants page.

For more information, contact the project team at

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