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Brewarrina has a very proud history dating back thousands of years. From the beginning of time till present date Brewarrina has been known for its resilience and ability to pull through tough times. At this present time the township is suffering from one of the Country’s worst droughts on record and this is having a devastating effect on our community.
Many of our local farmers and families have sold up their properties and moved to bigger regional centres, the lack of opportunity for economic sustainability in the areas of agriculture, sheep and cattle farming has also been at an all-time low which has a ripple effect throughout the local community. Job losses in the local area have been at an all-time high and over the past few years many of the local businesses have had to close their doors due to financial hardship and a dwindling local economy.
To add to this devastation the NSW State government has announced the closure of yetta dhinnakkal correctional centre in mid-2020. This facility has 35 full time employees and houses between 50 to 100 inmates which brings much needed economy to the businesses of Brewarrina township. We expect the closure of this facility to have an even more devastating effect on our communities. Again, families will be forced to leave town in search of work.
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