Support for farmers impacted by the south-west fires

Member for Western Victoria James Purcell has set up a call in service to coordinate agistment for farmers whose fences have been destroyed by the south-west fires.

Anyone able to agist stock or who needs to move their animals to safe agistment can contact Mr Purcell's electorate team via his website at www.jamespurcell.com.au or on 03 5568 2929.

"We understand stock feed is being organised and transported to affected areas, but farmers with destroyed fences who need to move their stock are calling out for paddocks that can house animals temporarily,” Mr Purcell said.

“My team are matching agistment with farmers. In times of crisis everyone wants to lend a hand."

Mr Purcell has commended the CFA volunteers involved in fighting the fires across south-west Victoria.

“It’s obviously been a horrendous weekend and we pass on our thanks to all the hard working CFA and other volunteers who have volunteered their time throughout this crisis,” Mr Purcell said.

“To all those impacted, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We hope for better conditions very soon, to ease the threat.

“The sense of community in the south-west is second to none and we see the strengths of this in times of crisis. Stay safe and thank you again to all our loyal volunteers."

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