On Friday 21st December 2018 it was released that the Federal and New South Wales Coalition Governments are working together to deliver $12 million in Federal rebates, so drought affected livestock farmers can buy and upgrade on-farm water infrastructure.
This will allow eligible farmers to claim up to 25 per cent of expenses associated the purchase and installation of new on-farm water infrastructure up to a maximum of $25,000 that will help them now and most importantly, equip them into the future.
The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme can be applied to new purchases and installation of pipes, water storage and water pumps, de-silting dams, and associated power supplies such as generators.
Farmers will be eligible to apply through the NSW government for the rebates which will also cover eligible work undertaken since 1 July 2018.
Applications for the rebate have only been made available from 14 January 2019 via the NSW Rural Assistance Authority website https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/