Livestock Farming Drought Support Forum and Action Plan
Council hosted a Livestock Farming Drought Support Forum on Sunday 22 September to hear directly from local livestock owners about the current and likely impacts of the drought and to work collaboratively on developing an action plan for mitigation. a 39-point Action Plan has been developed from the recommended actions raised by those who attended the forum and was endorsed by Council in November 2019 following community review.
Different components of the Action Plan will be the responsibility of different levels of government, non-government agencies, community groups and local landholders to implement. Council will report quarterly on progress made against the Plan.
10 Minutes with a Master
These discrete, one-on-one appointments will connect primary producers with valuable support services. To find out more please contact Council's Community Development Team on 1300 005 872 or email us
- Financial assistance towards household expenses
- Rural Financial Counselling
- Donated goods
- Government loans
- Counselling and wellbeing support
- Volunteer assistance on farms
Lockyer Valley Regional Council recognises the extent of the drought across more than 50% of Queensland and across much of eastern Australia. Many areas in inland parts are facing tougher conditions than the Lockyer Valley and Council encourages the support of all farmers, businesses and families in need.
Council recognises that conditions in the Lockyer Valley are worsening each week as we wait for rain, and asks that community members consider making donations to appeals where funds can be designated to the Lockyer Valley.
Shop Local to support our drought-affected community
While farmers face the most direct impacts of drought, there are flow on effects to their employees, the businesses that supply to farms and the local shops where famers and their employees shop. The whole community can be impacted by the drought and Council encourages local community members to be mindful of this and to do their part by shopping local.