Published: 23 August 2018
The NSW Government has announced an additional drought assistance package.
The $500 million Emergency Drought Relief Package announced on 30 July 2018 contains:
- Approximately $190 million for Drought Transport Subsidies
- Approximately $100 million for cutting the cost of farming fees and charges by waiving Local Land Services rates, fixed water charges in rural and regional areas, and class one agricultural vehicle registration costs, and
- $150 million to bolster the Farm Innovation Fund (FIF) infrastructure program.
Transport subsidy applications opened Monday 6th August. A subsidy of up to $20,000 per farm business can be claimed, and backdated from 1 January 2018. Please contact the Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or click here for information and applications.
For more information on the NSW Government’s emergency drought relief package visit www.droughthub.nsw.gov.au.