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08 Feb

Disaster assistance available for flood affected farmers

Financial assistance and support services are now available for farmers beginning the…

Financial assistance and support services are now available for farmers beginning the recovery process following damage caused by widespread flooding in the north of the state.

Farmers in the Burdekin, Burke, Carpentaria, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Croydon, Douglas, Etheridge, Flinders, Hinchinbrook, McKinlay, Richmond, Townsville, Winton and Whitsunday council areas have access to a range of disaster assistance including loans, freight subsidies and recovery grants of $75,000.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Find below a list of disaster assistance available to Queensland farmers and the relevant contact details.

Disaster Assistance (Primary Producers) Loans

Concessional interest rate loans to assist primary producers whose assets have been significantly damaged by an eligible disaster, to recover and return to viable operations. Contact Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority on 1800 623 946 or qrida.qld.gov.au.

Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Loans Scheme for Primary Producers

Concessional interest rate loans to primary producers who have suffered a significant loss of income as a result of an eligible disaster by providing the essential working capital required to continue business operations. Contact Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority on 1800 623 946 or qrida.qld.gov.au.

Freight Subsidies for Primary Producers

To assist primary producers impacted by an eligible disaster with the transport of livestock, fodder or water for livestock, building, fencing equipment or machinery to the primary producer’s home property. Contact Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 3224 8832 or daf.qld.gov.au.

Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants – Primary Producers

Grants for primary producers who have suffered direct damage caused by an eligible disaster. Grants are aimed at covering the cost of clean-up and reinstatement, but not at providing compensation for losses. Contact Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority on 1800 623 … Continue reading Disaster assistance available for flood affected farmers

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