Richmond, Barcoo and Coonamble are now eligible for drought assistance
Richmond, Barcoo and Coonamble are now eligible for drought assistance Max Fleet

$1.5 million for three more communities in drought

DROUGHT assistance has been extended to three more regions across New South Wales and Queensland.

The drought-affected communities of Richmond, Barcoo and Coonamble are now eligible to participate in the government's assistance program.

They will each receive $1.5 million towards eligible projects.

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said the Drought Communities Program aimed to assist regional areas experiencing low rainfalls.

"Funding under the program aims to stimulate local community spending, employment and use of local businesses and suppliers to provide long-lasting benefits to regional communities," he said.

Shadow agriculture minister Joel Fitzgibbon claimed not one project had been approved or commenced since the program was announced six months ago.

- APN NEWSDESK.


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