Help for graziers
PRIMARY producers impacted by bushfires can apply for disaster recovery assistance.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner said when conditions and access improved, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries staff would conduct on-the-ground assessments to better understand the impacts of the severe bushfires.
“This will determine what activation criteria is met for the joint state/commonwealth Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements,” Mr Furner said. “But producers don’t need to wait for a formal activation.
“Producers suffering severe damage can apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property declaration, which gives access to freight subsidies up to $5000 from DAF, and Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority Disaster Assistance loans of up to $250,000 available at a concessional interest rate.”