Future Drought Fund

We are building drought resilience through a new $3.9 billion Future Drought Fund. The fund will support drought resilience measures that benefit all Australians.

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

Share your feedback

You can now provide feedback on the draft Drought Resilience Funding Plan.

To have your say:

Submit your feedback online by 13 December 2019.

You can also share feedback in person. The Consultative Committee are consulting with stakeholders across Australia. Together, the Consultative Committee has a wealth of experience in agricultural economics, climate risk, rural and regional development and natural resource management.

Find out about dates and locations of meetings. You can also subscribe to this project page for updates.

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 plan and the design of the programs to the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management.

We are building drought resilience through a new $3.9 billion Future Drought Fund. The fund will support drought resilience measures that benefit all Australians.

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

Share your feedback

You can now provide feedback on the draft Drought Resilience Funding Plan.

To have your say:

Submit your feedback online by 13 December 2019.

You can also share feedback in person. The Consultative Committee are consulting with stakeholders across Australia. Together, the Consultative Committee has a wealth of experience in agricultural economics, climate risk, rural and regional development and natural resource management.

Find out about dates and locations of meetings. You can also subscribe to this project page for updates.

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 plan and the design of the programs to the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management.

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