APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN for the Forestry Contractor Resilience Program (FCRP)
Tasmania's forestry contractors can now apply for funding to improve their buiness practices under the $500,000 Forestry Contractor Resilience Program. Forestry harvest and haulage contractors have the opportunity to work with specialists in business and financial manaement to identify future opportunities and build stability and resilience into their operations. The Program's guidelines and application form are available here or calll 1300 88 3276 for more information.
On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme
The Australian Government's On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme will be implemented in Tasmania over the three financial years 2018-19 to 2020-2021.
Eligible primary producers affected by drought are able to access a 25% rebate on the costs associated with the purchase and installation of on-farm water infrastructure to provide water for their livestock and better prepare for future drought, up to a maximum rebate of $25,000 per applicant.
The Scheme commenced operating in May 2019, for water infrastructure purchased on or after 1 July 2018, and will close to new applications on 31 March 2021 or when Tasmania's funding allocation is exhausted, whichever occurs first. No rebates will be provided beyond the allocated funding.
The Scheme is being administered in Tasmania through the AgriGrowth Tasmania Division of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment on behalf of the Australian Government. The Scheme is funded by the Australian Government.
More information can be found on https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/agriculture/on-farm-emergency-water-infrastructure-rebate-scheme