Rebate scheme a success so far


The On-Farm Emergency Water Rebate Scheme has taken off,  with the number of applications since it’s opening on 29 March 2019 exceeding  expectations.

To date, 63 applications have been received from all over  the Territory. Forty-three of those applications have been approved and more  are awaiting sign-off.

The $3 million rebate scheme was announced last year by the  Australian Government for all states and territories to offer financial support  to primary producers in drought-affected areas. Eligible applicants can apply  for the rebate to ease the strain when purchasing new infrastructure that will  improve their drought resilience and manage the welfare of livestock.

Primary producers may receive a 25 per cent rebate for up to  $25,000 per property per annum.

DPIR’s Executive Director Agriculture Division Phil Hausler  said the department had received applications from all parts of the Territory,  with most coming from the Barkly, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs pastoral  districts.

“The number of  applications has exceeded expectations and it’s great to see that people are  willing to take advantage of this assistance,” he said.

Three million  dollars was provided by the Australian Government to implement the Scheme in  the Northern Territory.

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