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Rebates for Drought Affected Livestock Farmers


The Federal Coalition and South Australian Governments are delivering $5 million in Federal rebates for drought-affected livestock farmers who invest in on-farm water infrastructure. 

The rebate aims to help farmers in rural and regional areas in drought and install new water infrastructure to improve drought resilience.

Farmers can claim up to a quarter of the costs to have new on-farm infrastructure put in.

As part of the $50 million On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme, the rebate applies to new purchases and installation of almost any water-related necessities.

 pipes, water storages and water pumps, distilling dams, and associated power supplies such as generators.

Minister for Regional Development Tim Whetstone says the rebate scheme will help to ensure long term viability and preparedness against drought conditions and provide financial assistance to install infrastructure for crops and livestock.,

“The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme will provide a 25% rebate, up to $25,000, for eligible water infrastructure designed to enhance drought resilience for farmers in South Australia,” said Whetstone.

Regional Development have analysed key coastal locations and are working to improve Eyre Peninsula’s visitor economy and protect the regions pristine environment.

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