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Drought support

Farmer in drought

The drought has impacted small businesses and communities across NSW, with farming and non-farming businesses feeling the strain of unprecedented dry conditions.

We’re working with local Councils and NSW Government agencies to stimulate economic growth by identifying drought-related business impacts and developing potential solutions. We are speaking up on behalf of small businesses at Parliamentary reviews and advocating for increased Government support. We are also visiting drought-affected regions to listen to small business owners about the impact of the drought and offer strategic advice and information.

We committed to promoting local procurement opportunities and making it simpler for small business owners to supply goods and services to both local Councils and major infrastructure developments. We’re also helping individual businesses with potential payroll tax deferrals through Revenue NSW, other tax support through the Australian Tax Office and referrals to Business Connect.

Read our Drought support fact sheet