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NSW Government making it easier for drought-affected farmers to access assistance

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The NSW Government has made some changes that will make it easier for drought-affected farmers to access assistance.

The gross off-farm asset test has been relaxed for farmers applying for Drought Transport Subsidies and help through the Drought Assistance Fund. 

The current criteria is being lifted from a $1 million off-farm assets to $5 million, which means more farmers will now be eligible to access drought assistance.

There's also now criteria for ‘new entrants’ have also been created within the Government’s drought assistance guidelines to support farmers who are new the industry. 

RAA can be contacted on 1800 678 593 or website www.raa.nsw.gov.au. Hunter LLS can be contacted on 1300 795 299 and www.hunter.lls.nsw.gov.au

More information on the drought assistance available through the NSW Government can also be found at https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/droughthub 

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