The NSW government has appointed a drought coordinator to help farmers and communities as conditions worsen across the state.
Grazier and businesswoman Pip Job will fill the newly-created position, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced in Dubbo on Monday.
"This new role is about making sure that government, farmers and communities are working together as best as they can while they get through this difficult period," she said in a statement.
More than a third of NSW is either in drought or approaching drought, Ms Berejiklian said.
Ms Job will be the government's "eyes and ears" on the ground to provide communities with critical information, identify emerging risks and help coordinate the government's drought response.
However the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party criticised the government for doing too little too late.
"The premier went to Dubbo with news of drought relief, and despite the state being awash with cash, she's delivered nothing," Shooters MP Robert Brown said in a statement.
"Farmers wanted cash, but all they got today is a well-paid public service appointment."
The government last month announced it would provide farmers with low interest loans of up to $20,000 to transport stock, fodder and water for drought-affected properties.
The Shooters say the loans are taking too long to be processed and was only providing enough money for a few weeks of cattle feed.