Floodgates re-opened on vital water rebate

An additional $3.45 million has been committed by the state government to support drought-affected South Australian farmers through the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme.

Under a new round of funding, South Australian primary producers in drought-affected areas may be eligible to claim a 30% rebate (up to $30,000) for water infrastructure works undertaken between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Eligible activities potentially covered by the rebate scheme include:

DROUGHT-PROOF: Pipes, water pumps and fittings are potentailly all coveredd under the re-opened scheme.

DROUGHT-PROOF: Pipes, water pumps and fittings are potentailly all coveredd under the re-opened scheme.

Livestock

  • pipes and fittings
  • water storage devices (such as tanks and troughs) associated with stock watering
  • water pumps
  • de-silting of existing dams, where you can demonstrate that the property does not have access to groundwater
  • drilling of stock groundwater bores and associated equipment/power supply such as generators, desalinisation plants
  • materials or equipment necessary to install the above excluding purchase of machinery
  • any freight component to purchase and install the equipment
  • professional installation costs to install the water infrastructure.

Horticulture

  • drilling of horticulture groundwater bores and associated equipment/power supply such as generators, desalinisation plants
  • de-silting of existing dams, where you can demonstrate that the property does not have access to groundwater.

Applications close 31 March 2021 or when funding has been exhausted. For instructions on how to apply, visit PIRSA

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