What is the Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate Scheme?

The Farming in Reef Catchments Rebates Scheme is a program that provides primary producers in the Great Barrier Reef region with a rebate to seek professional advice for managing sediment run-off.

 

Background

The Farming in Reef Catchments Rebates Scheme provides primary producers in the Great Barrier Reef region with a rebate to seek professional advice from an Accredited Agricultural Adviser (AAA) for managing sediment run-off on your primary production enterprise.

The objective of this scheme is to help sugarcane, beef cattle and banana producers in the Great Barrier Reef regions offset the cost of obtaining professional advice about managing nutrient and sediment pollution in line with minimum practice agricultural standards for improved water quality outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef.

 

Funding

Assistance available under this scheme is a rebate up to $1,000.

Claims for the Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate, can be made via:

  • the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority’s (QRIDA) online application portal at https://applyonline.qrida.qld.gov.au/login; or
  • paper-based claims can be made using official claim forms available from QRIDA’s website at www.qrida.qld.gov.au, and submitted via post, email or facsimile.

 

Eligibility

To claim the rebate, you must:

  • be a primary producer operating a primary production enterprise on land that is substantially in the eligible area;
  • have received the eligible professional advice no earlier than one year before the scheme commenced from an Accredited Agricultural Adviser at the time of application and who is not:
    • related to you; or
    • employed by an entity owned or partially owned by you;
  • have been a primary producer on the primary production enterprise when the advice was received;
  • not have already claimed the rebate in relation to the primary production enterprise; and
  • not have received any assistance from Australian or Queensland Government programs around managing nutrient and sediment run-off on your commercial agricultural property.

 

Timing

Applications open on an ongoing basis.

 

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