$80m to flood-hit farmers

by | Oct 6, 2021 | Australia, News

Farmers and industries hit by flooding earlier this year can access a newly announced $80m flood relief package, with $50m available directly to primary producers seeking grants to replace lost stock or damaged infrastructure. The $80m Industry Recovery Package is a joint federal-NSW Government funded initiative which is part of the overall $790m NSW Storm and Flood Recovery Package.

According to then NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, department of Regional NSW consulted widely to determine which industries and projects needed support. Federal minister for emergency management and national recovery and resilience senator Bridget McKenzie said grants would be available to assist primary producers in the most practical of ways such as repairing damaged infrastructure, replacing lost livestock and accessing vet and pest management advice.