Small Plantation Clean-up and Return to Agriculture Subsidy SA

This program provides funding to SA landholders who experienced damage to standing plantations during the 2019-20 Cudlee Creek bushfire.
Closes in 16 days

Closing date: Friday 10 May 2024 Fri 10 May 2024

Application detail:

Applications close on 10 May 2024, or when funding has been exhausted, whichever occurs first.

What do you get?

Funding of up to $2,000/ha, to a maximum amount of $150,000.

Who is this for?

Landholders impacted by the 2019-20 Cudlee Creek bushfire.


Funding is available for bushfire impacted landholders who are seeking to clear the plantation area and return the land to agriculture. The affected area must be larger than 0.5 hectare and less than 100 hectares.

This program aims to support small plantation owners to recoup costs associated with clean up of bushfire impacted plantations where they intend to convert the land to productive agriculture.

The plantation area must be planted with non-native species or be a planted native woodlot.

Subsidies of up to 50% of eligible costs (to a maximum of $2,000/hectare and up to a maximum of $150,000 per applicant) are available.

Check if you can apply

Individuals and businesses directly impacted by the Cudlee Creek bushfire in 2019/20 are eligible to apply, including:

  • primary production businesses
  • property owners
  • share farmers
  • leaseholders and businesses that operate as trustees of trusts, registered corporations, sole traders, partnerships and private individuals.

To apply for this subsidy, the following conditions must be met:

  • the area of standing plantations to be cleaned up and returned to agriculture must have been directly impacted by the 2019-20 Cudlee Creek bushfire
  • the area of bushfire impacted plantation timber must more than 0.5 hectare and no greater than 100 hectares.
  • the applicant intends to undertake works to return the land to agricultural production
  • the applicant has not received funding from another South Australian or Australian Government program for the same activities
  • the applicant is unable to claim the cost of eligible activities from an insurer
  • the applicant must meet all the terms and conditions of any previous South Australian government funding, grant or concessional loan agreement.

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