On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme SA


The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme provides drought affected primary producers with a rebate to help with the costs of purchasing and installing water infrastructure.

Open
Close date: 31 Mar 2021 12:00 AM AEDT.
Application detail:

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

What do you get?

A 30% rebate of up to $30,000.

Who is this for?

SA drought affected primary producers.

Overview

Water infrastructure rebates are available for primary producers who can demonstrate a critical water need for livestock or permanent horticulture plantings resulting from current seasonal conditions.

Eligible activities include:

Livestock

  • pipes and fittings
  • water storage devices (such as tanks and troughs) associated with stock watering
  • water pumps
  • de-silting of existing dams, where you can demonstrate that the property does not have access to groundwater
  • drilling of stock groundwater bores and associated equipment/power supply such as generators, desalinisation plants
  • materials or equipment necessary to install the above excluding purchase of machinery
  • any freight component to purchase and install the equipment
  • professional installation costs to install the water infrastructure

Horticulture

  • drilling of horticulture groundwater bores and associated equipment/power supply such as generators, desalinisation plants
  • de-silting of existing dams, where you can demonstrate that the property does not have access to groundwater

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 is located in one of the eligible areas
  • 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
  • have purchased new eligible water infrastructure for livestock or existing permanent horticultural plantings between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020, or
  • have undertaken repairs or upgrades to eligible existing water infrastructure for livestock or existing permanent horticultural plantings between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020

How do you apply?

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