The Northern and Yorke Regional Drought Resilience Plan is now open to community feedback.
Current agricultural production covers 91% of the region’s area and contributed over $1.7 billion in gross regional product in 2020-21.
According to the the Department of Environment and Water 2020 climate projections, the region is expected to experience more frequent and harsher droughts in coming years.
As the primary employer and driver for economic activity in the region, agriculture businesses and supply chains are highly exposed to these impacts, which will in turn impact the major urban areas, with flow on effects to health, finance, education and the liveability of our towns.
The plan has been developed by Edge Environment who have identified of the key drought risk factors for the region with five resilience themes being developed to produce 40 priorities and 120 actions to build drought resilience in the region.
Comments on the report or summary, are due at close of business today (Monday, July 4).