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A drought support page is now available, which offers a range of support and community initiatives across the area to help relieve the impact of the ongoing dry conditions on our customers. You can access the page here.

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Drought Support for Customers

Murray Irrigation’s drought response approach was initiated to seek out and drive initiatives that will deliver value to its customers and communities during the ongoing dry conditions.

The information below offers a range of support and community initiatives across the area to relieve the impact the current situation is having on customers.

Activities include:

If you supply rural products and have a special you would like to communicate with customers please contact drought.response.team@murrayirrigation.com.au.

Offer 1

Total Eden
Luke Fulton | Branch Manager
Leitchville Road, Cohuna Vic 3568
T: 03 5456 2664 | F: 03 5456 3226
M: 0427 562 664
W: www.totaleden.com.au

Discount: All products 15% off (until 30/4/2020)

Total Eden will provide a 15% discount off all our standard flood irrigation outlets for customers in the MIL footprint through their initiative.

Offer 2

Think Water Swan Hill
26 Nyah Road, Swan Hill VIC 3585
PO Box 1690, Swan Hill VIC 3585
T: 03 5032 9296 | F 03 5032 9823
E: swanhill@thinkwater.com.au
W: www.thinkwater.com.au

Discount – 10% off storewide (ongoing)

Think Water in Swan Hill supply Irrigation products and are Offering 10% off storewide, further discounts for larger orders considered.
Free quoting and designs available upon request.

Mental Health Matters FREE Workshops (Redcross)

When: Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 9am – 1pm
Where: Blighty Recreation Reserve, Blighty Hall Road, Blighty

An engaging interactive session to learn more about why mental health and wellbeing matters and how to develop strategies for yourself and how to better support others.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME, PLEASE BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILIES OR CO-WORKERS

Please register to secure your spot by contacting Frieda O’Sullivan at Murray Irrigation on 1300 138 265. RSVP by Jan 23 2020

Mental Health Matters FREE Workshops (Redcross)

When: Thursday, 6 February 2020, 2pm – 6pm
Where: Pretty Pine Recreation Reserve, Edward Street, Pretty Pine

An engaging interactive session to learn more about why mental health and wellbeing matters and how to develop strategies for yourself and how to better support others.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME, PLEASE BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILIES OR CO-WORKERS

Please register to secure your spot by contacting Frieda O’Sullivan at Murray Irrigation on 1300 138 265. RSVP by Jan 23 2020

FREE Rural Financial Counselling Service

Confidential meetings will provide customers with advice and access to eligible support services to help them balance the impacts of the drought and lack of available water.

To book an appointment call Tony on 0428815766 or email tony@rfcsnsw.com.au.

 

Drought Community Support Initiative $3000 one off payments

The Salvation Army is working together with St Vincent de Paul Society to deliver the Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) for eligible drought affected households.

If you’re a farmer, farm worker or farm supplier/contractor who is struggling financially because of the drought, you may be entitled to receive a one-off payment of up to $3,000 funded by the Australian Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2 (DCSI).

Payments can cover numerous expenses such as groceries, vehicle maintenance, energy & utility bills, health & medical expenses, for example.

Please note that assistance might be provided by either The Salvation Army or Vinnies, depending on your Local Government Area (LGA). The list of eligble LGAs and which organisation you should approach can be found here.

Expressions of Interest for subsidised TAFE courses

Subsidised skills training for farmers and regional businesses impacted by the drought.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for those looking to complete training that will help diversify and produce off-farm income.

Courses include Welding, Certificate 1 in Business and Excel Spreadsheets.

Submit your EOI form to jacqueline.walsh@tafensw.edu.au.

Learn to Save A Life

Learn to Save A Life is a one-hour online course provided by Primary Health Network, to enable you to have the confidence to talk to people with suicidal thoughts, connect them with professional care and learn skills to identify suicidal warning signs.

Festive Season Hamper Donations

If you are aware of farming families that are doing it tough and would appreciate a hamper of non-perishable goods/and or toys over the festive season, please contact Lacey Wiseman of Farming Community Counselling for NSW Health on 0436 811 692

Basic details required are names, address, ages of children if applicable. Please also speak with potential recipients so that they are aware that you are referring them to this service.

 

Free Counselling Service

A free counselling service that is provided by NSW Government for farming communities in the Murrumbidgee and Riverina regions. To make an appointment contact 0436 811 692.

Access Line

If you’re concerned about your own or someone else’s mental health, you can talk to someone 24 hours a day by calling Access Line on 1800 800 944.

Connect

Telephone psychological intervention service provided by Primary Health Network. Contact 1800 931 603.

Minding Minds

Counselling, mindfulness and training. Contact Lourene Liebenberg on 0428 281 060.

Rural Fire Service and Edward River Council fire emergency requirements

Is your property fire-safe?
Prepare. Act. Survive.

Click on the documents below to find out how you can prepare your farm and your property in the event of a bush fire.

Intereach

Intereach has been working throughout the Riverina Murray region of NSW and northern Victoria to strengthen and support communities and to improve the social and personal wellbeing of children, families, older people, carers and people with a disability.

In 2019, we have offices and Community Hubs in Albury, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Cootamundra, Corowa, Deniliquin, Echuca, Finley, Griffith, Hay, Kyneton, Maryborough, Mildura, Seymour, Shepparton and Wagga Wagga.

To find out more, contact Intereach on

1300 488 226 or click here to visit their webpage.

 

Edward River Council Drought Support, Events and Initiatives

  • Web page link here.
  • Council offer free S&D water – Delivery cost payable only. Contact 5898 3000

Berrigan Shire Council – Servicing Finley and Berrigan

  • Council offer free S&D water – Delivery cost payable only.  Contact 5888 5100