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  • A QRIDA Sustainability Loan may be able to help fund the remainder of your project. These loans offer up to $1.3 million and can help you invest in the latest infrastructure to create a viable future for your farming business including activities that improve farming system sustainability, natural resource sustainability and financial sustainability. Eligibility criteria apply.

  • Enhanced land management to improve land conditions through increasing biodiversity, improved management of natural resources, and ultimately the increased sustainability and viability of primary production enterprises in the eligible area.

  • Successful projects funded under the first round include:

    • infrastructure to mitigate flood damage and run off to own and neighbouring properties
    • control evasive weeds to minimise spread into waterways and surrounding areas
    • remote operations of river floodgates
    • paddock division to maintain soil and grass cover to minimise run off and maximise soil health
    • land regeneration to control evasive weeds, run off and soil stabilisation
    • trials and demonstrations of new land management practices to promote soil health and biodiversity.
  • Public benefit refers to the extent in which the project will improve the natural environment not only in your primary production enterprise or business but in the greater area.

    The overall project impact to the region should be addressed in the application i.e. benefit to neighbouring properties

    The public benefit of the project should be addressed in Section 2 of the project plan, details may include, but are not limited to:

    • how your project will increase or conserve the variety of plant and animal life (improved biodiversity)
    • how the natural landscapes in the area will be more resilient to future shocks such as floods and fire
    • how the project will prevent future damage to the natural environment such as the prevention of weed seed spread or eradication of pests and weeds
    • how productive agricultural land will be improved in the region
    • improvements to landscape health.
  • The calculations of your in-kind contribution is based on your best estimate.

    The following figures may help guide you:

    • Calculate general labour at $20 per hour
    • Calculate volunteer specialist labour (for example, engineer or architect) at $45 per hour
    • Calculate donated goods at the price you would pay for them if they were not donated.
  • 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. Eligible co-contributions can include in-kind contributions including labour, goods and services.

  • Yes. You may claim operating costs for additional labour and for fuel and oil costs associated with repairing damage. However, funding may not be used to repair farm machinery damaged while undertaking repair works.

  • Loss of income is not eligible under the Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant scheme.

  • Yes, however, you will need to provide satisfactory evidence of damage to your premises evidencing that you are unable to conduct your operations from that site and of costs associated with leasing or renting the temporary premises.

  • You are able to use relatives to repair your damage as long as transactions are retained at arm’s length and conducted in the same way as with any other contractor. Any contractors used must have an ABN and provide a tax invoice and official receipt for work completed. QRIDA may request additional information in these circumstances to confirm the validity of the claim.

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Last updated
28 March 2021