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  • Yes, you are able to claim assistance for the actual costs of any additional labour or fuel and oil incurred in the use of this plant and equipment for clean-up and reinstatement activities for the disaster event.

  • The primary production business must generate the majority of your income, unless you can demonstrate the production potential of the business to eventually derive the majority of your income.

    An example of production potential of the business- you have planted a commercial size fruit orchard that is still maturing which will eventually provide the majority of your income.

  • You may be eligible if you can establish that your properties are eligible separate businesses

    When determining an eligible separate business, QRIDA may consider (but is not limited to):

    • the staffing arrangements of the separate property
    • whether the property has its own plant equipment or stock
    • the accounting arrangements of the separate property
    • whether the separate property operates under its own trading name
    • the commercial scale, viability and autonomy of each property.

    QRIDA will consider each application on a case by case basis taking into account the particular circumstances.

    • Detail all the damage on the farm to demonstrate the need for assistance. This will also help with subsequent applications over and above the initial $15,000.
    • Photographs of the direct damage are required. Photographs taken using a smartphone can be suitable – if unclear provide details of what is in the photos.
    • For the initial amount of up to $15,000, you need to provide other evidence such as relevant quotes, estimates or tax invoices.
    • If claiming a subsequent grant, then evidence of payment must be supplied for both the initial and subsequent grant amounts.
    • Evidence of payment can be tax invoice(s) showing full details of the goods or services provided and evidence of payment for these tax invoices.
  • Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants up to a maximum of $25,000 are available to assist eligible primary producers as follows:

    • Initial amount of up to $15,000 - to assist with cleaning and reinstatement costs immediately following the disaster event, supported by evidence such as photographs, quotations, tax invoices and official receipts.
    • Subsequent amount of up to $10,000 – to assist with additional cleaning and reinstatement costs. Applications must be supported by evidence of damage, invoices, proof of payment and insurances finalised.
    • If claiming a subsequent grant, then evidence of payment must be supplied for both the initial and subsequent grant amounts. For further information, please refer to the scheme guidelines and application form.
  • The rebate for advice under the Carbon Farming Advice Rebate Program is currently closed. Any future rebate will be available on the QRIDA website.

  • Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis in each stream against the following criteria:

    1. Public benefit
    2. Co-contribution and value for money
    3. Capability and capacity
    4. Additional project attributes

    For more information on how applications will be competitively assessed read the guidelines.

  • The expected processing time of Telecommunications and Energy Improvement grant applications is 25 business days, provided all the required information has been supplied.

    Prior to submitting your application, you are encouraged to speak with a QRIDA representative to discuss your proposal. This will help you to work out what information is required and mean your application can be promptly assessed.

    You can contact QRIDA here.

  • Yes, you can. If eligible for the grant, you will be given conditional approval by QRIDA. This approval would be subject to you arranging your co-contribution to the equivalent amount.

  • >Jobs are to be calculated as Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Staff.

    Full time work is 35 hours per week or more. If your project will employ casual or part time workers, calculate the number of hours to be worked by these employees and divide that total by 35 to determine full time equivalents.

    For example, seven casual employees working 10 hours per week totalling 70 hours per week, equates to two full time employees.

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Last updated
28 March 2021