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Irrigation rebate available to local growers

Irrigation rebate available to local growers
Queensland Government’s Horticulture Irrigation Pricing Rebate Scheme. is available for growers in the Bundaberg Region.

Growers in the Bundaberg Region can take advantage of the Queensland Government’s Horticulture Irrigation Pricing Rebate Scheme.

Wide Bay Burnett horticulture growers have been paid $2.5 million up to 30 September.

Close to 450 applications were received during that time, with the Wide Bay having the largest take up for the rebate of any region in Queensland.

The scheme offers an additional 35 per cent discount to horticulture growers, on top of the 15 per cent irrigation price discount which is automatically applied to irrigation bills.

With the Wide Bay Burnett being one of Queensland’s most significant food bowls, irrigated agriculture provides significant employment and value to the regional and state economy.

State-wide 1,000 applications for the horticultural rebate have been received with $4.2 million delivered in relief to eligible irrigators.

Queensland Minister for Water Glenn Butcher said, whether it’s citrus in Mundubbera, sweet potatoes in Bundaberg or avocados in Childers, the Queensland Government was delivering hip pocket relief for Wide Bay Burnett irrigators through the irrigation price rebates.

“Our irrigation price rebates are further proof the Queensland Government is helping to tackle the cost of living in our regional communities,” he said.

“I encourage all eligible horticulture irrigators in the Wide Bay Burnett to get your rebate applications in – we want to spread this important relief measure to as many farms and communities as possible.”

The rebate is being managed by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) and information on how to apply is on the website here.

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