Regional Drought Resistance Plan consultation set to begin

Posted: April 11th, 2024

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) along with the Kimberley and Pilbara Development Commissions have announced their intention to deliver a Regional Drought Resilience Plan.

The Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program was established and funded by the Federal Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund, with the fund allocating $100 million annually to projects that support farmers and communities to become resilient to the effects of drought.

Regional drought resilience plans are projections of the impacts of drought and will contain an assessment of potentials risks and adaptations. They aim to be community-led via stakeholder consultation and expert input.

Consultation will be undertaken across the Pilbara and Kimberley throughout April and May to properly understand and identify:

  • What a drought resilient region looks like
  • Existing strengths to build upon
  • Gaps to be addressed
  • Evidence-based priorities
  • Priority actions for investment

Following consultation, the Regional Drought Resilience Plan will be submitted to the Commonwealth for approval. Funding will then be made available to implement joint projects to improve drought resilience across the Kimberley and Pilbara regions.

To find out more or if you have any questions, please contact Anna Del Rio, Senior Regional Development Officer, Pilbara Development Commission at 0460 290 739 or via email at