The Tasmanian and Australian Governments are offering a 25 per cent rebate to primary producers and horticultural farmers to purchase and install new on-farm water infrastructure, or repair and replace damaged infrastructure. The rebates must address animal welfare needs, permanent planting needs, recovery from natural disasters and/or improve resilience to drought. A maximum rebate of $25,000 is available through the Scheme.
Recipients will be required to demonstrate that they are from the grazing or horticulture industries, and they are drought affected or impacted by an eligible natural disaster.
Applicants from any location statewide are eligible to apply if they are drought impacted.
An eligible natural disaster is the severe weather event in October 2022 which significantly impacted the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) across Northern Tasmania, primarily Break O'Day, Burnie, Central Coast, Central Highlands, Circular Head, Devonport, Dorset, Flinders, George Town, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Kentish, Latrobe, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, Waratah-Wynyard, West Coast and West Tamar.
Scheme is funded by the Tasmanian and Australian Government and is administered
by AgriGrowth Tasmania.
On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme.
The Scheme commenced 18 October 2023 and is open to applications any time until 31 December 2023 or when funds are fully committed, whichever comes first. Rebates are subject to the availability of funds.
Approved applicants will have up to 29 March 2024 to submit their claims for payment by providing evidence that project activities are completed.
The Scheme is administered in Tasmania through AgriGrowth Tasmania. The Scheme is funded by the Tasmanian and Australian Governments.
Tasmanian guidelines have been developed to provide information about the Scheme, including eligibility criteria, application and assessment processes and other important information.
Further information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions document below: