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    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
    The Honourable Mark Furner

    North-West Queensland producers to have their say on flood recovery services

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
    The Honourable Mark Furner

    Wednesday, July 03, 2019

    North-West Queensland producers to have their say on flood recovery services

    Producers across north-west Queensland are being asked to provide estimates of their monsoonal flood impacts and the recovery support they accessed to help the Queensland Government shape future recovery services.

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner said the survey results would be evaluated with the support of all levels of government and industry partners to make sure ongoing recovery support met the needs of producers.

    “Producers across the north-west have been working incredibly hard to recover from the extraordinary damage from the monsoonal rains in January and February, and we have been working to support them along with councils, other state government departments, the Commonwealth Government, AgForce and other industry partners,” Mr Furner said.

    “This 10-15min survey asks producers about updated stock and infrastructure losses now that most have finished mustering and how their recovery is progressing.

    “These answers will help evaluate how useful the current measures of support have been.”

    Mr Furner said the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Flood Recovery Coordinator David Phelps has worked with local, state and federal government, AgForce and industry partners to develop the survey so producers only have to fill in one survey to give the information we need.

    “We will share the data with our partners however rest assured that individuals cannot be identified in the results,” Mr Furner said.

    “If producers have any concerns about privacy, they can contact their local DAF extension officer. They can also help them fill out the questionnaire if they don’t wish to do it online.

    “I’d like to thank producers in advance for participating in this survey to help us continue to support the north-west in recovery and to prosper.”

    All primary producers in the north west will be sent the survey via email.

    For further monsoon recovery information please visit daf.qld.gov.au or phone the DAF customer service centre on 13 25 23.

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