Community Consultation - Drought Resilience Plan

Councils Bolster Drought Resilience for the Central Orana Region 

Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) has partnered with Narromine Shire Council (NSC) to co-develop a Drought Resilience Plan for the Central Orana Region.

DRC and NSC were successful in receiving $200,000 from the program for the study which will see a consultant appointed to create a resilience plan that works at a regional scale, considering drought resilience beyond water security and including environmental and social resilience needs.

The Central Orana Regional Drought Resilience Plan will present historical and predicted impacts of drought; highlight ways to improve agricultural landscapes for better outcomes in times of disaster and provide a list of actions to build drought resilience specific to the Central Orana Region.

The plan will cover Dubbo, Narromine, Trangie, Wellington and the surrounding village communities, and will be designed to support the development of drought plans for these communities.

Community engagement for the Drought Resilience Plan will begin in March 2024.

To learn more about the plan, and to provide your feedback when community engagement begins, visit the project’s YourSay page at (Dubbo Regional Council)

The Regional Drought Resilience Planning program is jointly funded by the Australian Government and NSW Government under the Future Drought Fund.

An additional $250,000 will be available for the implementation phase of the project once the plan is complete.

For more information about the Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program, visit: