DROUGHT RELIEF: Farmers in Mugallala have received 75 tonnes of hay thanks to Queensland Rail.
DROUGHT RELIEF: Farmers in Mugallala have received 75 tonnes of hay thanks to Queensland Rail. Trevor Veale

Queensland Rail donate to farmers

DROUGHT-AFFECTED farmers in Mungallala have received 75tonnes of hay thanks to Queensland Rail and Rural Aid.

Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the farmers deserved some relief from the tough times they've faced during the past 12 months.

"Thanks to the generosity of Queensland Rail employees and customers on our trains, more than 75tonnes of hay have now been delivered to help the drought-affected Mungallala community,” Mr Bailey said.

"Dry conditions have created one of the worst droughts in our state's history, devastating Queensland farmers and local families - many of whom are now dealing with the after-effects of one of the worst floods in our history in the north and northwest.

"Our farmers have been doing it incredibly tough for some time now and acts of mateship like this that bring everyone together are truly what being a Queenslander is all about.”

Queensland Rail CEO Nick Easy said the outpouring of generosity was good to see, but not surprising.

"This donation is a great example of the Queensland spirit that will hopefully provide some assistance for Mungallala's farmers and the broader community,” MrEasy said.

"Queensland Rail is a proud supporter of the community in which it operates and is a Queensland company through and through.

"We're pleased to see this donation come to life and hope it can help make a difference to local farmers in Mungallala.”


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