Support for drought affected communities in NSW
The Committee on Investment, Industry and Regional Development inquire into and report on the impacts of drought on regional NSW and identify potential government action with particular reference to regional businesses, economies and communities including:
(a) population loss and loss of key trades, skills and businesses, and community services such as schools and medical services;
(b) business debt finance and responses of financial companies to the impact of drought;
(c) direct and indirect impacts of drought on businesses and industries;
(d) transition and recovery from drought when drought conditions begin to improve;
(e) preparedness for future drought events;
(f) assessment of current Government programs;
(g) temporary relief from state taxes, charges and levies for drought affected businesses;
(h) capacity and coordination of town water supplies and further recycling opportunities;
(i) particular impacts on Indigenous communities; and
(j) any other related matter.
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.