Federal Government gives Wangaratta passage to $1 million relief

WANGARATTA can now access up to $1 million in drought relief funding to install relief mechanisms for struggling farmers in the city.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Drought David Littleproud announced the package extension that will assist Wangaratta, Benalla, Moira and Greater Shepparton.

So far the Drought Communities Programme has funded more than 300 projects, such as the construction of amenities blocks, potable water supply, local tourism assets, community resilience events and employing local drought support officers.

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