January 21

Emergency Water Rebate for New South Wales Farmers


  • $12million offered to drought stricken farmers by NSW and Federal Governments
  • Farmers can claim up to $25,000 for on farm water infrastructure
  • Advice provided by the Local Land Services


Applications for the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme officially commenced on
the 14th January 2019. Here is a brief summary of the scheme as we understand it at Pursehouse
Rural. Should you require more in depth information or advice on your application and eligibility,
please contact your Local Land Service office or go to www.raa.nsw.gov.au/assistance/emergency-water-infrastructure-rebate-scheme.


The Emergency Water Rebate is open to eligible farmers in New South Wales, with $12 million offered
by the Federal and New South Wales Governments. Applications can be made via the NSE Rural
Assistance Authority website. Please consult your Local Land Services before proceeding with
applications, to make sure you are fully aware of all conditions to the rebate scheme.


Farmers in New South Wales can now claim up to $25,000 for water infrastructure improvements on
their properties. Claims for expenses from 1st July 2018 are covered under the scheme, which allows
eligible farmers to recover 25 per cent of expenses related to new purchases and installation of
water infrastructure.


Water infrastructure can cover works such as; pipes, water storages, de-silting dams and associated
water pumps and power supplies. A maximum of $25,000 can be claimed by a given farmer subject to
availability of the $12million offered by the NSW and Federal Government.


For full application details please go to www.raa.nsw.gov.au/assistance/emergency-water-infrastructure-rebate-scheme Or contact your Local Land Services.


For all your water pump, pipe fittings and more, talk to you local Pursehouse Rural branch today.


Agriculture, NSW, Water, Water Infrastructure

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