NSW Farmers launches flood appeal

NSW Farmers has launched a Flood Appeal through its Natural Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) to assist farmers with recovery efforts as a one-in -a-hundred year weather event continues to batter the east coast region. 

NSW Farmers’ members reported unprecedented flood events over the weekend, particularly in the mid north coast region, and are expecting significant damage to crops, pastures, infrastructure and oyster leases and livestock losses. 

NSW Farmers’ CEO Pete Arkle said heavy rainfall is also forecast for the North-West and Western NSW this week. 

“The Bureau of Meteorology have contacted NSW Farmers warning of a forecast system moving through Central Australia and into NSW may cause localised flooding, particularly in where soil profiles are near full," Mr Arkle said. 

“The extent of flood damage won’t be known for some time but we want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to assist farmers to recover from  the extensive damage.”

“Today we have launched our flood appeal through our natural disaster fund."

“The Fund provides financial assistance, goods or services, to primary producers adversely affected by flooding to ensure that they can continue to operate their farms whilst they are dealing with or recovering from the Natural Disaster.”

For more information or to donate, please visit www.nswfarmers.org.au/donate.

Date: Monday 22 March 2021
Media Contact:  Michael Burt  | 0428 228 988 | burtm@nswfarmers.org.au