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Bushfire Grants For Farmers

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February 24, 2020

Farmers affected by bushfires in the Gympie, Somerset and Toowoomba local government areas now have access to grants of up to $75,000 to assist with their recovery.

The grants are being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said the grants would help farmers get their businesses and livelihoods back on track.

State Agriculture Minister Mark Furner said the grants would provide certainty for farmers struggling to make ends meet.

“These grants are a vote of confidence in our primary producers and demonstrate their importance in our regional communities,

“The Queensland and Commonwealth governments will continue to work together to help our farmers who are doing it tough as a result of these fires.

“I encourage all impacted farmers in the activated regions to apply.”

For more information on the eligibility for primary producer grants contact the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority on 1800-623-946.

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