Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate
Some state governments offer a rebate for pump systems under a Drought Relief Assistance Scheme. The rebate is offered to assist primary producers in a drought-declared area or on an Individually Droughted Property (IDP) with the establishment of water infrastructure to supply water for emergency animal welfare needs. This rebate is not intended as a property development or property management incentive; rather, it is intended to assist primary producers in providing urgently needed water for the welfare of their animals.
The rebate can cover a large percentage of the cost of purchase, delivery and installation of water infrastructure for this purpose (50% in QLD, 25% in NSW). It can be used for the purchase and installation of pipes, tanks, bores, troughs and pumps and can include the delivery costs of the infrastructure. A typical application would be a solar powered submersible bore pump system.
Qld Primary producers should check the link below for more information and advice on their eligibility. Read the guidelines of QLD's EWIR scheme. NSW farmers should check the Rural Assistance Authority website.