Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program

The Wheatbelt Development Commission (WDC) and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), together with the Shires of Dumbleyung, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace and Wagin, with support from Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management (Wheatbelt NRM) will work to deliver a regional drought resilience plan for the Southern Wheatbelt region. 

The regional drought resilience planning process brings together regional organisations, local government, communities and industry to prepare for future drought risk and identify priority projects and actions to build drought resilience.

The Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program consists of:

This project is jointly funded through the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund and DPIRD. The Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program is one the programs under the $5 billion Federal Future Drought Fund, a fund that invests in building resilience to drought for farmers, allied industries and regional communities.

In Western Australia, during the program's foundation year, drought resilience plans will be developed in the Great Southern, Mid West and Wheatbelt regions.

By preparing the Drought Vulnerability Assessment, Regional Drought Resilience Plan and Investment Framework for the Wheatbelt South region, DPIRD and the WDC are helping to:

Project ideas across a range of categories are being considered as part of the drought resilience planning, including social and community resilience, agricultural resilience, innovation and transportation, local and indigenous drought resilience projects.

The purpose is to develop a pipeline of investible drought resilience projects that address the specific needs and priorities of agricultural and allied industries. This information will then inform future investments in drought resilience and agricultural adaptation in the region. 

Have your say in the Community Drought Resilience Survey

Do you live or work in the Shires of Wagin, Dumbleyung, Lake Grace, Kulin or Kondinin? Share your experience with drought and what you think can be done to improve community resilience to drought by completing the Community Resilience Drought Survey

To complete the survey, visit the Wheatbelt NRM Your 2Cents website.

More information

For more information about the Wheatbelt Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program or to be kept updated on the program, please contact Kaylene Parker at kaylene.parker@gsdc.wa.gov.au or Renee Manning at renee.manning@wheatbelt.wa.gov.au.

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