Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate
Application for the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate have now closed.
Assistance to primary producers in drought affected areas with the establishment of infrastructure to supply water for emergency animal welfare needs.
The rebate is 50 per cent of the cost of purchase, delivery and if applicable, the labour costs to engage a person to install water infrastructure purchased for emergency animal welfare need. The maximum that can be claimed each financial year is $20,000 per farm enterprise. This may be extended to $30,000 on approval of a property's Drought Management Plan.
Australian Government Top Up
In late 2013 the Australian Government indicated it would provide up to $3 million to New South Wales to assist farm business through the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate (EWIR) scheme. The top up is up to 25 per cent of the water infrastructure expenditure eligible for the EWIR.
The combined amount of the EWIR and the federal top up will be to a maximum of $20,000, but if the producer has an approved Drought Management Plan, the producer will be able to access up to $30,000 from the EWIR and the federal top up of up to an additional $20,000.
The top up will be automatically applied to all past and future recipients of the EWIR once the funds are in place until the allocation is fully utilised.
Primary producers in the following areas are eligible to apply for this assistance as announced by the Minister for Primary Industries: