The popular On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme has been extended, with the Australian Government committing another $50 million to the program.
The rebate pays up to 25 per cent of eligible infrastructure costs, capped at $25,000, and can be used by livestock producers to drill new bores, desilt dams and install pipes, tanks and troughs.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the scheme had been popular with farmers in the electorate.
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"It is a practical program which incentivises investment in on-farm water infrastructure projects, and this top-up means more livestock producers in my electorate can benefit.
"Recent rain across many parts of the Parkes electorate is certainly cause for optimism - but recovering from the drought we've been experiencing takes years and not months.
"These rebates will allow livestock producers to build further resilience for future droughts."
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