Drought support boosted in Victoria

THE Victorian government has announced funding for drought affected areas with a $25 million Drought Preparedness and Support Package.

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More assistance is now available for Victorian farmers affected by drought.

The new package is aimed at supporting communities in East and Central Gippsland and helping farmers across Northern Victoria prepare for tougher conditions ahead.

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the $25 million funding which will help support mental health, small business planning and support for parents in farming communities manage the cost of living pressures.

As part of this package, families in East and Central Gippsland will be able to access $8.45 million in support for education costs, including $2.2 million for Back to School support, a further $5 million to extend the Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund and $1.25 million for children attending kinder in drought affected areas.

A further $370,000 will go towards supporting small busines...

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