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Drought Relief Community Steering Committee

, In August 2018, 99.9% of New South Wales was declared drought affected, drought or intense drought.  At its meeting on 14 August 2018, the Council endorsed a friendship agreement with Cobar Shire Council along with a community drought relief working group. This working group developed the community initiative, "Eurobodalla Raindance." This event was a huge success with an incredible amount of money raised for Eurobodalla and Cobar farmers.

At its meeting on 11 December 2018 the Council endorsed that "75% of the funds raised to be transferred to Cobar Shire Council for distribution through its determined governance process and a further report detailing the governance process for the distribution of funds to Eurobodalla farmers."

Council has formed a Steering Committee to determine the most effective governance process for the distribution of the remaining funds to Eurobodalla farmers affected by the drought.

Expression of interest

Council is seeking expression of interest from members of the public wishing to nominate for one of three (3) community representative positions on the Drought Relief Community Steering Committee. The committee will have a key role in determining the most effective governance process for the distribution of the remaining funds from Eurobodalla Raindance.

The role of the committee will be to:

  • Provide advice to Council on the most effective governance process.
  • Assist in the selection of funding recipients for Council endorsement.

Members of the community wishing to forward an expression of interest are encouraged to view the Terms of Reference for the Committee.

Your expression of interest should address the following criteria:

  • Involvement in primary production or rural industry that is commercially viable. Community members are to demonstrate how they are commercially active.

Expressions of interest should be addressed to:

Expressions of interest must be received by 13 March 2019 at 4.30pm.

For more information, please contact Kylie Green on 4474 1005.

Terms of Reference