Local primary producers and primary production enterprises impacted by the February/March severe weather can now apply for up to $100,000 to rebuild and recover under the NSW Government’s Critical Producer Grant.
The grants will be available to eligible primary producers in the key targeted industries of:
- Agriculture – dairy, extensive livestock (sheep and cattle), intensive livestock (pork and poultry), apiculture and broadacre cropping
- Aquaculture – oysters, mussels and fisheries
- Horticulture – turf, vegetables, berries, cut flowers and plant nurseries, perennial tree crops (nut crops, tea tree etc)
- Forestry – private native forests and timber plantations
Support available per sector is:
- Dairy – up to $100,000 per applicant
- Extensive livestock – up to $75,000 per applicant
- Intensive livestock – up to $50,000 per applicant
- Apiculture – up to $50,000 per applicant
- Broadacre cropping – up to $75,000 per applicant
- Aquaculture – up to $30,000 per applicant
- Fisheries – up to $30,000 per applicant
- Turf – up to $75,000 per applicant
- Vegetables, berries, cut flowers and plant nurseries – up to $30,000 per applicant
- Perennial tree crops – up to $75,000 per applicant
- Private native forests – up to $10,000 per applicant.
The grants aim to help primary producers and primary production enterprises to remain viable and effectively recover to support the local and state economy.
Primary producers and primary production enterprises approved for the full value of the $75,000 Special Disaster Grant in the agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture industry sectors are eligible for additional recovery support through the Critical Producer Grant. Forestry support is available for private native forestry leaseholders and timber plantation owners.
Applications for the grants opened today and will close on 30 June 2023. Further information also is available on the NSW Government website by following this link.