The SA Drought Hub is ready to get locals involved in building drought resilience

READY: New SA Drought Hub director Stephen Lee is ready to tackle drought resilience in South Australian regions. Photo: supplied.

READY: New SA Drought Hub director Stephen Lee is ready to tackle drought resilience in South Australian regions. Photo: supplied.

Locals in the region will soon be able to consult on the Government's Future Drought Fund as the South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub looks to establish regional "nodes" in Port Augusta and Orroroo.

These nodes will be shopfronts where people can go in and communicate directly with members of the SA Drought Hub to have their say on drought resilience.

The SA Drought Hub is in the process of appointing coordinators to each node before they open.

Port Augusta's node will be at UniHub Spencer Gulf on Commercial Road while Orroroo's node will be at 5431 Collective on Second Street.

This follows on from the Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program, also part of the Future Drought Fund, announcing the importance of community input.

Recently-appointed director of the SA Drought Hub Stephen Lee said he was looking forward to working with industry stakeholders, Hub partners, and locals to drive change in the face of drought.

"I relish the opportunity to work with farmers and industry partners to create beneficial impact, particularly across farming systems, and as director of the SA Drought Hub I am eager to extend my experience in the livestock to agriculture more broadly in South Australia," he said.

"I look forward to fostering relationships with the diverse stakeholder base of the SA Drought Hub to help build drought resilience."

Dr Lee added that the SA Drought Hub, under interim director Professor Chris Preston, has already laid the foundations through extensive statewide consultation.

"So much groundwork has already been done, I now look forward to ensuring the delivery of practices, technologies and activities for strengthening drought preparedness and resilience across South Australia," he said.

The SA Drought Hub will also be opening nodes in Minnipa, Loxton and Straun.