WENTWORTH Shire Council will receive $1 million in extra federal drought assistance to truck drinking water or organise relief activities.
Yesterday’s announcement came a day after a community-led convoy arrived in Pooncarie from Mildura carrying a donation to drought stricken farmers that was about more than just hay and food.
The Sunraysia Drought Relief group, created this month, raised more than $15,000 and collected water, groceries and toiletries from the Sunraysia community.
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