Water tank delivery offers relief for Southern Downs farmers this weekend
Farmers across the Southern Downs can rest a little easier this
weekend with water set to be delivered to farms as part of the Southern Downs
Regional Council’s drought assistance program.
Following last weekend’s Back to Greymare event, local
farmer Cynthia McDonald, Rural Aid and SDRC have joined forces to arrange for water
tankers to deliver the much needed resource to farms in the region struggling
to supply their homes.
Steve Walters, owner of Stephen Walters Truck Repairs in
Brisbane, has generously donated three of his water tankers. Mr Walters and two
of his drivers have also volunteered to assist with the water delivery.
“We are delighted with the efforts of Rural Aid and Cynthia
McDonald to bring this vital service to our region’s famers,” Southern Downs
Mayor Tracy Dobie said.
“As a region, we need to come together and help each other
through this drought, and the water deliveries this weekend are a testament to
the kind of community we enjoy in our region and a great outcome.
“I also cannot thank Stephen Walters Truck Repair enough for
donating their water tankers and their time to assist our farmers.”
SDRC has arranged access to the water standpipe, and Rural
Aid will help cover the costs of water and fuel for the water tankers.
For more information on how SDRC can assist you or your
business with drought relief, please visit the SDRC website at www.sdrc.qld.gov.au.
For more information on the water deliveries, please contact
Charee Aspinall, Community Development Officer, on 07 4661 0300 or email@example.com.