SDRC and Salvation Army host pop-up information stalls about new water carting program
10 May 2019
A series of
community information stalls will be popping up across the region in the coming
weeks with Southern Downs Regional Council and The Salvation Army coming
together to assist rural households in need of water.
information stalls will provide residents with information about free carting
being made available to eligible rural property owners as part of the $1
million in funding secured through the Federal Government’s Drought Communities
partnered with The Salvation Army to administer the funding program because of
the organisation’s well established referral pathways and existing frontline
Salvation Army will host the following pop-up information stalls:
Tuesday 14 May:
Broadwater State School 8:30am
Tuesday 14 May: Wheatvale
State School 2:30pm to
Thursday 16 May:
Applethorpe State School 8:30am to 9:30am
Thursday 16 May:
The Summit State School 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said the pop-ups will give
residents a chance to learn more about the water carting service, including
eligibility requirements and how to apply for a water delivery, as well as
other drought relief services.
information stalls will give residents the opportunity to ask questions about
how to apply for free water carting and whether they are eligible to receive a
water delivery,” Cr Dobie said.
can also use these opportunities to discuss what other types of support
services may be available to them with The Salvation Army representatives and
how to seek assistance.
encourages any rural residents severely impacted by the drought to come to one
of these pop up information stalls and find out what types of assistance are
available to them.”
stipulates that SDRC must use all $150,000 in funding for the water carting
program by 30 June 2019, and Council recommends that residents apply for any
water deliveries by 27 June 2019.
residents interested in applying for a water delivery and meet the eligibility
criteria can contact The Salvation Army on 07 4661 3617.
information, visit sdrc.qld.gov.au or contact The Salvation Army on 07 4661