Break O’Day and Glamorgan Spring Bay municipalities will receive an additional $1 million each to stimulate the local economies as part of the Morrison Government’s major extension of drought support.

Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, confirmed that both municipalities were eligible for the extension of the Drought Communities Program announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison today.

Break O’Day and Glamorgan Spring Bay Council will also be eligible for additional funding through the ‘Building Better Regions Fund drought round’ and the ‘Roads to Recovery’ programs announced today.

“Both municipalities are dealing with serious rainfall deficiencies over the past few years and it’s critical that we keep the local economy moving through investment and infrastructure projects,” Senator Chandler said.

“The extended package will boost local jobs and respond to individual community needs. As the Prime Minister said today, we’re supporting farmers with direct financial assistance but we’re also taking the next step to assist communities feeling the strain as spending in local towns slows down due to drought.

“The $1 million each for Break O’Day and Glamorgan Spring Bay is on top of funding of $1 million these councils have already received to progress projects that stimulate rural economies and support local jobs.

“It is very important that Tasmanian communities facing drought are not forgotten and I thank Prime Minister Morrison and Minister for Drought, David Littleproud, for extending this support for Break O’Day and Glamorgan Spring Bay.

Further information on available support it is available at http://www.agriculture.gov.au/drought/