Australia - Flood assistance now available for QLD pork producers

For those communities throughout Queensland that have been impacted by flooding in recent months, as well as those communities who continue to suffer from flood damage, financial assistance is available through QRAA (formerly Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority) for primary producers and small businesses. QRAA is a statutory authority of the Queensland Government established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994 (the Act).
Tuesday 18 January 2011 (7 years 4 months 7 days ago)
For those communities throughout Queensland that have been impacted by flooding in recent months, as well as those communities who continue to suffer from flood damage, financial assistance is available through QRAA (formerly Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority) for primary producers and small businesses. QRAA is a statutory authority of the Queensland Government established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994 (the Act).

Details of Assistance: Special disaster flood grants of up to $25,000 to help primary producers affected by floods in the declared regions. These grants will allow eligible applicants to pay for costs arising out of direct damage caused by the floods.
There are two types of grants:

  • Tier 1 grants of up to $5,000 will be immediately available to assist with the early recovery effort.
  • Tier 2 grants of up to $20,000 will be provided on proof of expenditure. With the Tier 1 grants included, assistance up to a total of $25,000 will be available.
What is eligible expenditure?: The assistance enables primary producers to cover the costs associated with cleaning and restoration activities including:

• purchasing, hiring or leasing plant, equipment or materials to clean or resume business activities
• clearing or disposing of debris and damaged goods or injured or dead livestock
• repairing buildings or fittings in buildings other than houses
• repairing or reconditioning essential plant or equipment
• repairing roads, fences and dams and other essential infrastructure
• leasing temporary premises
• repairing or restoring fields and purchasing fodder or saving crops or feed for livestock
• replacing lost or damaged stock (other than livestock)
• maintain the health of livestock or poultry
• engaging a person to clean or conduct a safety inspection of premises
• paying additional wages to an employee to assist with the clean-up and restoration work.

The assistance enables small businesses to cover the costs associated with cleaning and restoration activities including:
• purchasing, hiring or leasing plant, equipment or materials to clean or resume business activities (including stock replacement)
• clearing or disposing of debris and damaged goods
• repairing buildings or fittings in buildings other than houses
• leasing temporary premises for the purpose of resuming trading
• engaging a person clean or to conduct a safety inspection of premises
• paying additional wages to an employee to assist with the clean-up and restoration work.

http://www.australianpork.com.au/pages/images/Pork%20Producer%20Assistance%20Brief%2010Jan11%20%282%29.pdf

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