In her outreach role as farm liaison officer NSW with the NSW Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS), Jennifer Jeffrey organised Thursday's One Stop Shop inside Uralla Memorial Hall, which saw several stallholders set up, not only to advise farmers about what their agencies offered, but also just to have a yarn if that was all they needed.
Uralla Shire Council Mayor Michael Pearce welcomed the shop to town. He thought it was good to see people reaching out to help people in this time of drought.
"It's good to see the government doing the right thing, and trying to get rid of that 'red tape'," he said.
Front-line drought assistance arrived in the region on Wednesday morning when the NSW Government's $350,000, state-of-the-art emergency command vehicle was unveiled there by Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall.
Staffed with members of the NSW Rural Assistance Authority, the vehicle was set to be deployed across NSW communities to better allow access to state drought assistance.
Thursday morning found the command vehicle and a Federal Government Centrelink Mobile Service Centre parked outside to take full advantage of the drought community one stop shop.
Ms Jeffrey said Uralla's One Stop Shop was the seventh they had held.
"It is really quite astounding, these day's that we've been having," said Ms Jeffrey.
"We have had so many people who've said they did not know they had 'this subsidy, or access that source of funding'.
"If you or your family are impacted by the drought, just come along and we have all the logos of all the organisations that are involved."
From Thursday's early numbers at Uralla, most seemed pleased with what they found with one farmer wishing the numbers were higher, "just so people could see what was available".
"You have to remember that people are flat chat feeding and carting water," Ms Jeffrey said.
"So, it means not everyone can come. We'll try to make it a bit more regular, but coming into the hot weather people are going to busier than they are now."
Mr Marshall said recent Drought Communities One Stop Shop initiative was doing an important job taking various State and Federal support services directly into communities.
"Over the past week we have seen Rural Financial Counsellors, NBN Co, TAFE and Service NSW all come together to take their expertise directly into communities," he said.