Industry specific recovery officers for north Queensland

Farmers affected by the north and far north Queensland Monsoon Trough earlier this year are now able to access support from four industry specific recovery officers through a new agricultural recovery project.

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation and industry members CANEGROWERS, Growcom and Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland have partnered to deliver the six-month project that will provide targeted support and technical advice to impacted farmers in the initial stages of the recovery process to ensure they recover more resilient for future natural disasters.

The four industry recovery officers are based in regional centres in northern Queensland to help with strategic, long-term farm recovery that ensures farmers recover faster, stronger and are better prepared for future events.

They will work directly with farmers in the impacted regions to:

  • assist affected farmers to access government and other assistance measures;
  • connect farmers to professional technical, financial, and health support and advice; and
  • help to improve farms natural disaster recovery to allow them to ‘build back better’ and improve their natural disaster resilience.

Disasters like these have lasting impacts on farmers and rural communities. It takes time to fully recover and this project will deliver on ground assistance to help farmers as they continue to rebuild.

Support it available now, contact your industry specific recovery officer to find out how they can help you.

Growcom – Jamie Thornberry
Email jthornberry@growcom.com.au
Phone: 0499 355 225

NGIQ – Kerry Battersby & Barry Naylor
Email recovery@ngiq.asn.au
Phone: 07 3277 7900

CANEGROWERS Herbert River
Ray Cervellin
Email: cervellinr@gmail.com
Phone: 0417 190 612

CANEGROWERS Burdekin
Mindi Lennon
Email: Mindi_Lennon@canegrowers.com.au
Phone: 07 4790 3603