Rapid Relief Team sending bales of hay to help NSW farmers

More than 200 drought stricken farmers in western NSW will receive over 2000 bales of hay when a convoy of 23 road trains arrive in Condobolin this Friday.

In response to the NSW Government’s recent announcement that 100 per cent of the state is now drought impacted the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) and Angus Taylor MP, Member for Hume, have launched Operation Drought Relief for NSW farmers.

Drought stricken farmers in the greater Condobolin area will receive 1200 tonnes (2300 bales) of donated hay on Friday, August 17, via convoy of 23 road trains.

The hay will be distributed to over 200 drought-stricken farmers in Condobolin, Tullamore, Tottenham, Nymagee, and the Lake Cargelligo areas in NSW.

The convoy left Western Australia on Monday, August 13 and is travelling across the Nullarbor this week . It will arrive in country NSW on Friday morning.

This delivery is funded by a $660,000 donation by the Rapid Relief Team (RRT).

The RRT’s volunteers are also hosting a free community babrecue and fundraiser on arrival of the hay load.