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On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme Round 2 VIC


The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme provides drought affected farmers in East Gippsland and Wellington with a rebate to help with the costs of new water infrastructure for livestock or horticultural plantings.
Closed

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

A rebate of up to $25,000.

Who is this for?

Drought affected farm businesses in the Millewa region of East Gippsland and Wellington, Victoria.

Overview

On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme is available to drought affected farm businesses in East Gippsland and Wellington Local Government Areas. The rebate can be used to invest in on-farm water infrastructure that addresses the needs of grazing livestock or assists in maintaining existing permanent horticultural plantings.

Eligible water infrastructure for grazing livestock, includes:

  • purchase and installation of pipes, tanks, troughs and water pumps
  • desilting works of existing dams
  • drilling new stock water bores and associated power supply e.g. 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.

Eligible water infrastructure for permanent horticultural planting includes:

  • drilling of new groundwater bores
  • desilting dams.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a property owner, share-farmer or lessee undertaking grazing livestock production or permanent horticulture
  • be registered as a primary producer with the Australian Tax Office with a current Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • own a property located in an eligible Local Government Area
  • earn more than 50% of your gross income from your farm business under normal seasonal circumstances, or
  • have commenced your farm business after 1 July 2017 and derive 50% of your gross income from the farm business within 3 years of the date of applying.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme Round 2.