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Drought Coordinator-General encourages primary producers in the flood zone to get cracking on grants

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Australian Government has provided up to $300 million in grants to help graziers and farmers affected by the 2019 North Queensland flood to restock, replant and rebuild on-farm infrastructure.

Drought and Flood Coordinator-General Shane Stone recorded a video while he was out on the road recently to encourage take up of the grants.

“I’m concerned that people are either putting it off or don’t realise that they can make an application now and you can put it aside until you’re ready to draw it down,” Shane says in the video.

“Don’t let it drift, don’t put it off. They are there for you.”

Watch the full video here.

The grants are available for up to $400,000 dollar-for-dollar and are flexible, to allow primary producers to use them as best suits them.

Find out more by visiting the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority.

The message to primary producers is get cracking and put in for this grant if you believe you are eligible. Take up the opportunity as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.

Eligible LGAs:

  • Burdekin
  • Burke
  • Carpentaria
  • Charters Towers
  • Cloncurry
  • Douglas
  • Etheridge
  • Flinders
  • Hinchinbrook
  • McKinlay
  • Richmond
  • Townsville
  • Whitsunday Regional
  • Winton