Horticultural Netting Infrastructure Program

​​Status:  OPEN


​The program will provide a grant for up to 50 per cent of the costs to purchase and install permanent protective netting and associated infrastructure or throw-over protective netting (also known as drape netting) over permanent horticultural​ plantings.  

Funding available

The Australian Government has committed $1.94 million for grants for primary producers of horticultural crops in Tasmania to assist with the installation of netting to protect their perennial crops from the impacts of weather and predation.

The maximum grant is $150 000 (ex GST) per applicant to be provided on a dollar for dollar basis.

Eligible projects

Eligible activities must be directly linked to buying and installing permanent protective or throw-over protective netting and associated support structures to increase horticultural productivity, by reducing the impacts of adverse weather events or animal predation, and to reduce water usage.

Guidelines and how to apply​

Applicants should read the Guidelines prior to applying and carefully consider the eligibility criteria and eligible and ineligible activities before submitting an application.

Applications for the Horticultural Netting Infrastructure Program will be accepted from 24 May 2022 until fully expended or 31 March 2023. 

Applications​​​ should be lodged via the NRE Tas SmartyGrants ​website. ​


PO Box 46
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Phone: 1300 292 292
Fax: (03) 6777 5100
Email: farmpoint@nre.tas.gov.au
Website: http://farmpoint.tas.gov.au