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RFCS Services delivering better outcomes for NSW farmers 

Media Release

RFCS Services delivering better outcomes for NSW farmers 

Following one of the toughest 12 months on record for regional communities, the Australian Government recently announced the ten providers that will deliver Rural Financial Counselling Services to farmers across Australia from July 2021 to 2024. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said that the competitive tender process, ‘allowed the government to select proposals that will strengthen this trusted service and drive better outcomes for clients.’  

One of only two service providers to extend their service region was Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW Southern Region (RFCS NSWSR) whose service footprint will extend to the central region of NSW from 1 July. Executive Officer of RFCS NSWSR David Galloway said, ‘securing this result will allow us to help more farmers and small business owners recover from the recent barrage of natural disasters and economic shocks and build a clear plan for the future.’ Outgoing CEO from the RFCS Central Region Jeff Caldbeck said, ‘we are working closely with RFCS NSWSR team to minimise any disruptions to clients through the changeover period. Importantly, with this change comes the certainty that there will be more counsellors on the ground in the whole region.’  

The Rural Financial Counselling Service has been helping primary producers in need for more than 30 years. ‘We look forward to continuing this work in the southern and central regions of NSW to support a more sustainable, resilient and profitable primary production sector,’ said Mr Galloway. 

 

For more information about the program and announcement:
visit awe.gov.au/rfcs

RFCS NSW Southern Region 1800 319 458
Media Contact RFCS Southern Region:
Rebecca Peel: 0429 377 969
rebecca@rfcsnsw.com.au

 

Rural Financial Counselling Services are funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments.