Flynn growers get a hand with drought
FLYNN producers with permanent plantings can now access the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate.
Member for Flynn, Ken O'Dowd said the rebate will help save valuable trees and vines.
"Horticulture is a valuable industry for Flynn and this will help protect it during the drought,” Mr O'Dowd said.
"Trees and vines can take years to produce fruit. Growers shouldn't have to start over once the drought breaks.”
Mr O'Dowd states eligible growers can claim the rebate on installing new bores or desilting dams too.
"This will both make better use of water and make water more available across valuable permanent plantings.”
Minister for Drought David Littleproud said the Federal Government had taken steps to make sure there was enough money to expand the scheme.
"An additional $13.2 million in funding is being made available to make sure demand for the scheme is met,” Minister Littleproud said.
"Growers in drought affected areas can claim 25 per cent of expenses, up to $25,000 on eligible projects started after 30 June 2019.”
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