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A study of the impact of drought on business in Western Queensland
This project was commissioned by Western Queensland Drought Committee to [1] identify the financial, social and mental issues associated with drought for small town businesses, and [2] explore the appropriate responses to alleviate hardship and build resilient communities across the
Central Western region.
Many thanks to all of the residents and business owners in the Central West who gave their time for interviews and meetings, and to the Western Queensland Drought Committee members who contributed to the report.

The research undertaken to produce this report was funded through Queensland Health’s Tackling Regional Adversity through Integrated Care (TRAIC) grant program in 2016/17. The views expressed in the report are not Government policy.