The ACT Government has announced an assistance package for the ACT’s rural landholders as a result of the current dry conditions.
This follows on from work we’ve done with farmers in recent years to build their resilience for dealing with the increasing likelihood of dry conditions due to climate change.
The package is designed to support those farmers in need and also further prepare them for the future.
ACT Rural Resilience Grants
A new grant program totalling up to $150,000 has been introduced for 2018/19 for eligible rural landholders to undertake drought resilience activities. Applications could be from individuals or groups of landholders. Read more here
A transport subsidy scheme has been introduced in line with the NSW Government’s model.
This will provide a subsidy of up to $20,000 on transport of fodder and/or water to a property as well as the movement of stock during the 2018-19 financial year. Payments of up to 50% of freight costs (capped at $20,000) can be made on eligible, paid tax receipts which demonstrate transport occurring between 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 Read more here
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