Bayside Council moves to help farmers hit by drought

Not alone: Bayside Council is showing its support for country men and women by supporting The Big Drought Appeal. Picture: The Land
Not alone: Bayside Council is showing its support for country men and women by supporting The Big Drought Appeal. Picture: The Land

Bayside Council was expected to announce a $5000 donation this week to the Big Dry Drought Appeal in support of NSW farming communities who are facing a devastating drought.

Mayor Bill Saravinovski was to read out a mayoral minute at this Wednesday’s Bayside Council meeting announcing the donation.

“Our farmers and their families have been crippled, brought to their knees, by a merciless drought that continues to this day, killing their livestock and leaving farming families struggling financially and emotionally,” Councillor Saravinovski said.

“We must do something to help them in supporting The Big Drought Appeal by offering a significant donation to help our country men and women. “

The Big Dry Drought Appeal is a partnership between Fairfax Media, Macquarie Radio and the ‘Buy A Bale’ charity whose members are delivering essential relief to drought-stricken farmers across NSW.

“All money donated to The Big Dry Drought Appeal is used to purchase vital feed and water for their starving remaining livestock and for the purchase of essential amenities for their deserving families,” Cr Saravinovski said.

“This is a perilous period of drought and those of us who have the luxury of city living should willingly support our farming communities and so I propose Council support The Big Dry Drought Appeal with a donation of $5,000.

“Council’s donation will be added with others and will go a long way to ensure that our NSW rural communities are receiving some relief from this devastating drought,” he said.

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