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  • At least two types of information must be provided to support a rebate claim. This information may include items such as:

    • profit and loss, or management accounts showing the income received from the sale of horticultural crops
    • sale dockets relating to the sale of horticultural crops
    • your federal government Horticulture Levy statement obtainable from Levies Online
    • farm plan/map outlining the area under production of horticultural crops
    • on the ground photographic evidence (e.g. with mobile phone) showing the production and/or processing of horticultural crops
    • any additional evidence on how your metered water take has been used.
  • The application form lists all required documentation needed to apply for this assistance, for example a statement of assets and liabilities, past years financial statements, taxation returns etc.

  • A zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) produces no exhaust fumes or emissions from its motor. A battery electric vehicle (BEV) is one type of ZEV.

  • More details on where you can buy units can also be found online by searching for the Fisheries Queensland Vessel Tracking Installation and Maintenance Standard. 

    Category Unit
    A SPOT Trace
    B YB3i (RockFLEET) 
    B IDP690/ST6100
    B IDP800 
    B Thrane and Thrane 3027
    B Furuno Felcom 16
    B CLS Triton ADV
  • Dutiable value is the total amount paid (including GST) for the vehicle, which includes delivery costs, accessories and options added to the vehicle and any other charges or fees levied by the dealer on the purchaser.

  • It is a process to provide an efficient and equitable way for farmers and mortgagees to attempt to resolve matters relating to farm business debts.

  • Horticultural crops for the purposes of the scheme includes the following activities:

    • nursery and floriculture production;
    • mushroom and vegetable growing;
    • fruit and tree nut growing excluding grapes used for production within viticulture.
  • A new vehicle is defined as a vehicle being registered for the first time. Refer to the definitions in the guidelines.

  • Primary producer means:

    • a sole trader who spends the majority of their labour on, and derives the majority of their income from a primary production enterprise; or
    • in relation to a partnership, company or trust that carries on a primary production enterprise, the partners in the partnership, shareholders in the company or beneficiaries of the trust who spend the majority of their labour on, and derive the majority of their income from, the primary production enterprise. 
  • Primary producer means:

    • a sole trader who -
      • spends the majority of their labour on a primary production enterprise; and
      • either –
        1. derives the majority of their income from the primary production enterprise; or
        2. in the opinion of QRIDA, based on the demonstrated production potential of the primary production enterprise, will eventually derive the majority of their incomes from the primary production enterprise
    • in relation to a partnership, company or trust that carries on a primary production enterprise for which the partners, shareholders or beneficiaries –
      • spend the majority of their labour on a primary production enterprise; and
      • either –
        1. derive the majority of their income from the primary production enterprise; or
        2. in the opinion of QRIDA, based on the demonstrated production potential of the primary production enterprise, will eventually derive the majority of their incomes from the primary production enterprise.
  • Primary producer means:

    • a sole trader who
      • spends the majority of the person’s labour on a primary production enterprise; and
      • either
        • derives the majority of the person’s income from the primary production enterprise; or
        • in the opinion of the authority, based on the demonstrated production potential of the primary production enterprise, will eventually derive the majority of the person’s income from the primary production enterprise; or
    • a partnership, company or trust that carries on a primary production enterprise, any partners, shareholders, or beneficiaries
      • spend the majority of their labour on a primary production enterprise; and
      • either
        • derive the majority of their income from the primary production enterprise; or
        • in the opinion of the authority, based on the demonstrated production potential of the primary production enterprise, will eventually derive the majority of their income from the primary production enterprise.
  • Primary producer means:

    • a sole trader who spends the majority of his or her labour on, and derives the majority of his or her income from a primary production enterprise; or
    • in relation to a partnership, proprietary company or trust that carries on a primary production enterprise, any partner in the partnership, shareholder in the company or trustee of the trust who spends the majority of their labour on, and derives the majority of their income from, the primary production enterprise.
  • A primary producer is either

    1. a sole trader who
      • spends the majority of the person’s labour on a primary production enterprise; and
      • derives the majority of the person’s income from the primary production enterprise; or
    2. a partnership, company or trust that carries on a primary production enterprise, any partners, shareholders, or beneficiaries
      • spend the majority of their labour on a primary production enterprise; and
      • derive the majority of their income from the primary production enterprise.

    A primary production enterprise is an enterprise that:

    1. is carried on by a sole trader, trust, partnership or proprietary company; and
    2. that involves primary production, including the agricultural, apicultural, aqua cultural, forestry, grazing and horticultural industries; and
    3. holds an Australian Business Number (ABN).
  • A Disaster Assistance Loan of up to $250,000 is available to assist primary production businesses who have experienced direct damage as a result of the disaster event. This loan can be utilised to fund repair and reinstatement costs for your business, and to meet normal operating expenses that the business is unable to meet due to the impact of the disaster event (e.g. lease payments, property rates, creditors).

    An Essential Working Capital (EWC) Loan of up to $100,000 is available to assist primary production businesses who have not experienced direct damageas a result of the disaster event but have experienced a negative impact on their normal business cashflow and are consequently unable to meet normal operating expenses (e.g. lease payments, property rates, wages, creditors). For example, a primary production businesses may be eligible for an EWC Loan if their farms were not physically impacted by the disaster event however the business suffered a significant loss of income throughout the disaster period. The business may not be able to meet normal operating expenses within its existing credit limits. These requirements over and above your existing credit limits can be met by the EWC loan.

  • An Exceptional Disaster Assistance Loan of up to $1 million is available to assist primary producers and business owners who have experienced direct damage as a result of the disaster event. This loan can be used to fund repair and reinstatement costs for your enterprise, and to meet normal operating expenses that the primary production enterprise or business is unable to meet due to the impact of the disaster event (e.g. lease payments, property rates, creditors). This loan term is over 10 years at 1.37% with no repayments of principal and interest in the first 2 years and with a discretionary option for a further 2 years interest only available.

    A Disaster Assistance Loan of up to $250,000 is available to assist primary producers and small business owners who have experienced direct damage as a result of the disaster event. This loan term is over 10 years at 1.37% with up to 2 years interest only available.

    An Essential Working Capital (EWC) Loan of up to $100,000 is available to assist primary producers and small business owners who have not experienced direct damage as a result of the disaster event but have experienced a negative impact on their normal business cashflow and are consequently unable to meet normal operating expenses (e.g. lease payments, property rates, wages, creditors). This loan term is over 10 years at 1.37% with up to 2 years interest only available.

  • The total project value means the total project cost that involves the capital costs and costs of services procured for the construction of a project, but excludes finance charges, land costs, mobilisation fees to the operations and maintenance contractor/s and the costs payable to the distributor, national transmission company and/or a contractor for the distribution or transmission connection works.

  • If you would like to discuss a claim or appeal a decision, you can contact us on Freecall 1800 623 946 or email carbonfundrebate@qrida.qld.gov.au

  • QRIDA assesses applications based on the future viability of the business with the assistance provided. Security is the second consideration. Preferably security is available over landed assets, however, security over other business assets may be acceptable.

  • A person can apply for an internal review of the original decision, in the approved form, to the chief executive officer within 20 business days after the day the person has been given the information notice for the decision or if the person has not been given an information notice for the decision – the day the person becomes aware of the decision.

  • If the farmer wishes to proceed to, or enter into mediation, a response to this notice should be lodged in the form of a Request for Mediation Notice under Section 15 of the Act.

    • Detail all the damage on the farm to demonstrate the need for assistance. This will also help with subsequent applications over and above the initial $10,000.
    • Photographs of the direct damage are required. Photographs taken using a smartphone can be suitable – if unclear provide details of what is in the photos.
    • For the initial amount of up to $10,000, you need to provide other evidence such as relevant quotes, estimates or tax invoices.
    • If claiming a subsequent grant, then evidence of payment must be supplied for both the initial and subsequent grant amounts.
    • Evidence of payment can be tax invoice(s) showing full details of the goods or services provided and evidence of payment for these tax invoices.

     

  • Loans eligible for refinancing are those obtained from a financial institution and held immediately before the disaster event, in relation to carrying on a primary production enterprise, small business or non-profit activities, other than any of the following types of loans:

    1. off-balance sheet financing
    2. a short-term credit facility
    3. a loan established at a concessional rate under a Commonwealth or State government scheme or
    4. an equipment finance loan.

     

  • You need to buy the units approved for your fishery. Please search online for the Fisheries Queensland Vessel Tracking Installation and Maintenance Standard to find which units are approved for which fishery. 

  • Funding will be available once a funding agreement is finalised with QRIDA. As project milestones are completed, grant payments will be made to your designated bank account.

Last updated: 24 August 2022