Since the release of the 20-Year Economic Vision for Regional NSW in July 2018, our regional communities have faced a series of challenges in the form of drought, bushfres, foods and the COVID-19 pandemic. These events have taken a signifcant toll on regional industries, jobs, families and individuals but there are already clear signs of recovery in our regions. Housing demand in regional NSW rose in the second half of 2020 and an estimated 17 million tonnes of grain will be harvested over the 2020-21 summer harvest.