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16 November 2017: Recovery grants available for Monto producers

16 November 2017

Natural Disaster Recovery Grants of up to $25,000 have been made available for eligible primary producers in the Monto area following October’s severe weather event.

Available through the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) the grants will help producers in specific zones declared within the North Burnett Regional Council area with the clean-up and recovery of their operations.

QRIDA Client Relations Manager, Craig Turner, urges producers to check the QRIDA website for details including a map of declared areas to find out if they may eligible for the assistance.

“The grants can be used to cover a range of costs and help you overcome this setback as quickly as possible,” he said.

“Clean-up of the property, repairing fences and irrigation infrastructure, purchasing fodder for livestock and the costs of hiring equipment and staff to do so are all eligible.”

Category C grants are available as an initial amount of $5,000, with subsequent amounts up to $20,000 available on evidence of payment.

QRIDA Regional Area Manager, Mark Barrett, will be holding a temporary office in Monto on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 November, and is available for one-on-one appointments to walk producers through the eligibility requirements and simple application process.

QRIDA is also delivering Category B Natural Disaster Assistance Loans of up to $250,000 to help North Burnett primary producers directly impacted by the rainfall and flooding, or those who may have suffered financial impact without receiving physical damage.

The closing date for Category C grant applications for this event will be 20 April 2018.

To make an appointment with Mark or for resources including guidelines, forms and the online application portal, producers should visit www.qrida.qld.gov.au or Freecall 1800 623 946.

Category B loans and Category C grants are administered by QRIDA under the joint Commonwealth/Queensland Government funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Last updated
3 January 2018