Primary producers affected by the February-March floods can now access additional funding of up to $100,000.
The $100 million Critical Producer Grant Program will provide primary producers hardest hit by floods with support to restore production systems and rebuild essential infrastructure to a standard that will better withstand future disasters.
Funding is available to primary producers for: Dairy (up to $100,000); Extensive livestock, broadacre cropping, turf production and perennial tree crops (up to $75,000); Apiary, poultry and pork (up to $50,000); Aquaculture, commercial fishers and other horticulture such as berries, vegetables, vine crops, cut flowers and nurseries (up to $30,000); and Private native forests and timber plantations (up to $10,000).
Federal Minister for Emergency Management Senator Murray Watt said the Commonwealth and NSW Governments remain committed to the recovery of flood-affected primary producers. “We recognise that the farmers and individual families who put food and fibre on our plates have been significantly impacted by these immense flood events,” he said.
NSW Treasurer and Hornsby MP Matt Kean said the package is part of more than $3.5 billion committed by both governments to help communities and industries recover from the devastation of repeated flooding events over the past year. Applications are now open, visit: nsw.gov.au/criticalproducergrant