Murrumbidgee Council Supporting Worthwhile Cause

2 March 2017 - Media Release

Murrumbidgee Council has shown support for two worthy causes.

During last week’s Council meeting funds were allocated to the Bush Bursary/CWA Scholarship Program 2017 and the Speak Up Campaign.

This year’s Bush Bursary/CWA Scholarship Program will have access to $3000 and the Speak Up Campaign has been allocated $2000.

Administrator Austin Evans said Council could see the benefits to the community of supporting both initiatives.

“The aim of the Bush Bursary/CWA program is to help attract doctors to rural areas such as ours,” he said

“Anything that Council can do to get medical students to consider working here when they graduate is worthwhile.”

The Bush Bursaries and the County Women’s Association (CWA) Scholarships provide selected medical students in NSW/ACT with $3,000 each to assist with costs associated with their studies.

In return, students spend two weeks on a rural placement in country NSW during their university holidays.

Mr Evans said that water continued to be an important issue for farmers in the region.

Speak Up is a community-based organisation that aims to get a better deal for our region during implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The funds provided by Council will be used to help promote and publicise issues being faced by our food producers, especially those relating to water policy.