Areas of Western Queensland experienced long periods of drought followed by catastrophic flooding in February 2019. Farms suffered massive stock losses, loss of fences and extensive damage to infrastructure. CCA and the RACQ Foundation held discussions with the Cloncurry Shire Council, Agforce, BlazeAid and the Drought Angels to ascertain the need.
The RACQ Foundation and CCA provided volunteers with appropriate skills set including builders, mechanics, painters and volunteers with farming experience.
Following an initial site visit, CCA delivered a 7 day program which included building repairs, mechanical repairs, fencing, painting and farm work. At the conclusion of the program a community event was held in Cloncurry.
Follow ups included phone calls, emails and surveys with the community. Identifying the numbers of the community impacted, tasks completed and projects delivered.