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.
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 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.
The Horticultural Netting Infrastructure Program is fully expended and is now closed.