Highlands' farmers given key contact in flood recovery
CENTRAL Highlands farmers affected by last month's flooding now have a direct point of contact for assistance.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has established a team of 12 Flood Recovery Liaison Officers to work with local communities as they begin the huge task of rebuilding their farming enterprises and associated businesses after the recent floods.
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said the 12 DAFF staff had been chosen based on their expertise and long-standing links with their local communities.
"The team will act as a local, single point of contact for the department and will work closely with local government and industry groups," Mr McVeigh said.
"We want to facilitate local solutions to local problems, while using all of the resources DAFF can provide.
"DAFF will continue to provide this mobile office service in regional communities over the next few weeks to give advice and information to producers who have been affected by flooding.
"People can pick up hard copies of materials relating to government assistance from the mobile office, because I understand that power has still not been restored in many areas.
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