Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP is encouraging South Australian farmers in drought affected regions of Barker to apply to the $100 million On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme.
Round 3 of the joint State-Commonwealth funded scheme is now open for applications for South Australian farmers to share in $5.2 million available for SA livestock and horticulture operations which have been impacted by drought conditions.
“The rebate scheme is about delivering practical support for our farmers to complete critical on-farm water infrastructure projects on the ground in order to maintain a more reliable and sustainable water supply,” Mr Pasin said.
“The On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme has been a hugely popular program that’s made a real difference for thousands of Australian farmers dealing with challenges of drought.”
The Australian Government has so far provided $7.5 million in funding assisting more than 800 South Australian farmers under the scheme in the previous two rounds.
“Round three will continue to assist our farmers in building resilience against drought through the installation of tanks, troughs, pipes, pumps and bores,”
“Given the popularity of previous rounds I encourage farmers to get applications in quickly to avoid missing out,” Mr Pasin said.
The funding period is 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022, unless fully expended earlier.
Eligible farmers can claim up to 25 per cent of the eligible infrastructure costs, capped at $25,000.
For more information about the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme visit the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s website at On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme – Department of Agriculture For guidelines and application forms, visit pir.sa.gov.au.