The Tasmanian Drought Evaluation Project evaluated a range of government initiatives that were used to assist drought affected communities in Tasmania. It provides recommendations for the design and implementation of future government and non-government support initiatives.
The report identified five key recommendations:
- Provide more proactive support for farmers and rural communities in addition to crisis-based reactive support;
- Identify and reduce the barriers to seeking assistance;
- Identify and develop linkages between drought initiatives to promote additional benefits;
- Provide additional assistance to support the role of community leaders in delivering drought initiatives; and
- Provide additional assistance to help communities access drought initiatives.
The Tasmanian Drought Evaluation Project was conducted by the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research (TIAR) with funding from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) and the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Social Inclusion Unit).
The report can be downloaded here. (81pg pdf; 1.24MB)