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26 May 2016: Darling Downs producers invited to meet QRAA at CRT FarmFest

26 May 2016

Producers attending the upcoming CRT FarmFest event in Toowoomba have a great opportunity to learn how partnering with QRAA can help them make a start in farming and improve productivity.

Darling Downs producers invited to meet QRAA at CRT FarmFest

Producers attending the upcoming CRT FarmFest event in Toowoomba have a great opportunity to learn how partnering with QRAA can help them make a start in farming and improve productivity.

QRAA’s Client Liaison Officer for the Darling Downs and Lockyer region, Kate Dunk, along with other Client Liaison Officers will be at Site 25, the Pavilion, from 7 – 9 June, and invites producers to visit and discuss the range of financial assistance available.

"QRAA offers a range of low interest loans for Queensland’s primary producers that can improve the productivity of their operations, assist in farm succession, expand their business or assist with drought recovery,” Kate said.

QRAA’s loans currently have interest rates as low as 2.71 per cent and, with no set up fees, no exit fees, no hidden costs and joint lending with your bank available, they are an attractive option for producers looking to improve their farming business.

Kate says that many producers in the local region have already experienced the benefits that the low interest loans provide.

“To date, more than $8.9 million has been provided to producers in the Darling Downs and Lockyer regions in low interest loans this financial year. This is a considerable financial investment in the region and demonstrates that QRAA is providing lasting benefits for local farm businesses,” she said.

Producers are urged to not self-assess their own eligibility for the range of loans available, but instead visit Kate at CRT FarmFest to talk about their individual situation and eligibility requirements.

"I will be available to discuss loan requirements, terms and conditions and the application process or, if they prefer, producers can make an appointment with me on-farm at a time that suits them," Kate said.

For further information contact QRAA on Freecall 1800 623 946 or visit www.qraa.qld.gov.au.

The Sustainability and First Start Loans are initiatives of the Queensland Government’s Primary Industry Productivity Enhancement Scheme administered by QRAA.

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Note: Under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994 we are QRAA. Should clarification be required the preferred wording is ‘QRAA (formerly known as the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority)’.

For Media Enquiries: Date:  26 May 2016

Contact QRAA – Phone number: Freecall 1800 623 946

Client Liaison Officer, Kate Dunk – Mobile: 0427 690 448

Last updated
10 May 2017