Grants of up to $50,000 are now available for affected producers following Central Southern Western Qld Rainfall and Flooding during 10 November – 3 December to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace fencing and other costs associated with the recovery process.
Producers need to show they are an eligible primary producer, within the declared disaster area and demonstrate they have suffered direct impact from the disaster.
The maximum grant amount is $50,000 and is available through two applications:
- An initial amount of up to $10,000 is available to support an initial claim. Evidence of the direct damage such as photographs, quotations, tax invoices and official receipts is required.
- A subsequent amount of up to $40,000 is available to support subsequent claims for which full evidence of payment is required.
Producers should take photographs of the direct damage to accompany their application.
Eligible clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures may include:
- Equipment and materials to undertake clean-up
- Additional labour costs (above and beyond normal wage expenditure i.e. day-to-day staffing)
- Disposing of damaged goods and injured or dead livestock, including associated costs
- Repairs to buildings (other than housing)
- Fencing not covered by any other assistance
- Reconditioning/ repairing essential plant and equipment
- Salvaging crops, grain and feeds
- Purchase or hire/ lease costs for equipment essential to the immediate resumption of the business
- Payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections
- Essential repairs to premises and internal fittings that is not covered by insurance.
Grants are available for the following eligible regions:
- Banana Shire Council
- Bundaberg Regional Council
- Goondiwindi Regional Council
- Lockyer Valley Regional Council
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- South Burnett Regional Council
- Southern Downs Regional Council
- Toowoomba Regional Council
- Western Downs Regional Council
Please read more on the full eligibility and how to apply here.
For any assistance with the Disaster Recovery grants please contact your Hall Chadwick QLD Advisor.