Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme NSW


The Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme provides drought affected livestock farmers with a rebate to help with the costs of new water infrastructure for animal welfare.
Open
Close date: 30 Jun 2021 12:00 AM AEST.
Application detail:

Applications close 30 June 2021 or when the funding allocation is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

 
What do you get?

A rebate of up to $25,000.

Who is this for?

NSW farmers.

Overview

Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme provides drought affected livestock farmers with a rebate to help them with the costs of purchasing, installing and upgrading on-farm water infrastructure.

The rebate applies to the purchase and installation of emergency water infrastructure for livestock, including:

  • pipes
  • tanks and troughs associated with stock watering
  • water pumps
  • de-silting works of existing dams
  • drilling new stock water bores and associated power supply eg generators
  • material or equipment necessary to install infrastructure (excluding the purchase of machinery)
  • any freight component to purchase and install the equipment
  • professional installation costs to install infrastructure

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a property owner, share-farmer or lessee in the grazing industry
  • operate as a sole trader, partnership, trust or private company and trade agricultural products
  • own a property which has, or is at risk of, an emergency animal welfare situation
  • not have gross off farm assets of more than $5 million
  • earn more than 50% of your gross income from your farm business under normal seasonal circumstances, or
  • have commenced your farm business between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2018 and derive 50% of your gross income from the farm business within three years of the date of applying

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme.