Riverland hailstorm recovery assistance grants of up to $10,000 are available to help affected primary producers with the clean-up and recovery.
Some of the more commonly funded activities the reimbursement grants can be used for include:
- Clean-up costs such as hire of equipment and extra external labour costs.
- Removal and disposal of debris, damaged goods (including activities associated with the appropriate disposal of fallen and damaged fruit).
- Repairs to structures (e.g. plastic houses, sheds, etc).
- Repair of equipment (e.g. irrigation systems, pumps, etc).
- Agronomic crop advice to assist in the return to full production.
It is important that applicants go through the grant checklist, addressing everything listed and enclosing all of the documents required.
Eligible primary producers must be located within the defined disaster areas, including Berri-Barmera Council, District Council of Loxton Waikerie, Renmark Paringa Council, and have suffered direct damage from the hail storm event on 11 November 2016.
This assistance is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and South Australia under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
PIRSA staff at the Storm Recovery Centre, at the Loxton Research Centre, 1801 Bookpurnong Road, are available to help with the application process.
Primary producers can apply for one grant only. More details are available at www.pir.sa.gov.au/riverlandhailstormgrants or by calling (08) 8595 9100.