Three cabinet ministers arrived in the Riverina this week to announce intentions that rural and regional communities will be made the prime focus of next week's state budget.
An extra $355 million will be extended to drought-effected communities over the next four years, adding to the $400 million that was promised during the May election.
Across the state, it brings the total drought funding to $1.8 billion.
Asked why the funding commitment was not a consideration during the campaign, the state treasurer Dominic Perrottet affirmed his hope that the drought would be considered "above politics" and would be given bipartisan support.
"This is the centre piece [of the budget], our regional and rural communities are doing it tough," Mr Perrottet said.
He was joined by NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian and deputy premier John Barilaro, agriculture minister Adam Marshall and Cootamundra state member Steph Cooke in Coolamon on Tuesday.
"The drought is prolonged, it's sustained. The little bit of rain overnight has been welcomed," said the premier, referencing the more than 20mm that fell over parts of the region on Monday.
"[We] understand that the drought has gone way beyond the farm-gate. It's effecting local businesses, local communities, local jobs," Ms Berejiklian said.
The bulk of the new funds is slated for infrastructure investment and economic stimulus.
Up to $70 million has been allocated to subsidies for farmers to truck stock, fodder and water from all over the country, with a commitment to waive Local Land Services rates, NSW Water Licences and interest charges on Farm Innovation Fund loans.
The funds will also provide for emergency water carting