Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries recently released new requirements in relation to the Queensland Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate.

While this rebate was initially only for livestock producers (where your dam must be primarily used for livestock), it has now been extended to include horticulture tree crops.

The Permanent Horticulture Tree Crops - New Bores and Dam Desilting Rebate provides a rebate of up to 25% of the cost to drill a new bore or desilt your dam on your drought declared property.  The new bore or desilted dam must be primarily used to water permanent horticulture tree crops.  The maximum amount payment is $25,000 per primary producer enterprise.

For more information, please visit https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/agriculture/disaster-recovery/drought/assistance-programs/australian-dam-desilting-rebate