The Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) has shared a media release urging local expertise to be sought before a dollar is spent on drought health funding.

The Remote Area Planning and Development Board has welcomed the Federal
Government’s $11.4 million investment on mental health support initiatives announced with
other drought support measures.

RAPAD is made up of the seven local government areas of the central west Queensland and
it wants the government funding to be targeted so services reach the right people at the
right times, are well planned to avoid duplication and be based on researched needs of the

RAPAD is keen to see the WQPHN play a coordinating and commissioning role in the delivery of any new funds coming into the region to ensure optimum service delivery.

The full media release can be found here.

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