SOUTHERN Grampians Shire will write to the federal and state governments to advocate for the National Centre for Farmer Health.
The council decided to back an ‘Advocacy Priority Strategy’ for the centre with it being identified as a key priority for the council.
In June funding finished for the Hamilton centre and it is now using project funding to operate on a reduced staffing level.
The agriculture sector is the largest employer within the municipality.
Southern Grampians Shire mayor Albert Calvano said the council recognised the important role that the National Centre for Farmer Health plays in the region.
He said the council would continue to lobby the state and federal governments, as well as opposition parties, to ensure it receives the necessary funding to continue its outstanding work.
About $1 million per year was needed to fund the centre.