Future Drought Fund

We are building drought resilience through a new Future Drought Fund. The fund will support drought resilience measures that benefit all Australians.

The Drought Resilience Funding Plan is a high-level framework to guide funding decisions for the projects and activities.

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The survey is now closed.

Funding model

We will fund $100 million each year in projects and activities to enhance the drought resilience of Australian farms and communities. This will begin in July 2020.

The funding plan will inform the design of the programs. The Committee advises the Minister for Drought on whether proposed programs are consistent with the funding plan.

Funded projects will:

  • enhance public good by building drought resilience
  • help farms and communities be more prepared to respond to the impacts of drought
  • lift the productivity and profitability of the agriculture sector
  • enhance the health and sustainability of Australia’s farming.

Next steps

The Consultative Committee will review and consider feedback before providing advice on the draft funding plan and the design of the programs to the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management. The funding plan is expected to be tabled in the Parliament in February 2020.

We are building drought resilience through a new Future Drought Fund. The fund will support drought resilience measures that benefit all Australians.

The Drought Resilience Funding Plan is a high-level framework to guide funding decisions for the projects and activities.

Share your feedback

The survey is now closed.

Funding model

We will fund $100 million each year in projects and activities to enhance the drought resilience of Australian farms and communities. This will begin in July 2020.

The funding plan will inform the design of the programs. The Committee advises the Minister for Drought on whether proposed programs are consistent with the funding plan.

Funded projects will:

  • enhance public good by building drought resilience
  • help farms and communities be more prepared to respond to the impacts of drought
  • lift the productivity and profitability of the agriculture sector
  • enhance the health and sustainability of Australia’s farming.

Next steps

The Consultative Committee will review and consider feedback before providing advice on the draft funding plan and the design of the programs to the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management. The funding plan is expected to be tabled in the Parliament in February 2020.