Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants are available to assist directly impacted primary producers with the costs of clean-up and reinstatement.
Disaster Recovery for Primary Producers – what assistance is available?
Primary Producer Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants of up to $75,000 are available for affected producers following South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace fencing and other costs associated with the recovery process. Producers should take photographs of the direct damage to accompany their application.
Applicants need to show they are an eligible primary producer, within the declared disaster area and demonstrate they have suffered direct impact from the disaster. Read below and the guidelines for more information.
Producers need to show they are an eligible primary producer, within the declared disaster area and demonstrate they have suffered direct impact from the disaster.
The maximum grant amount is $75,000 and is available through two applications:
- An initial amount of up to $15,000 is available to support an initial claim. Evidence of the direct damage is required such as photographs, quotations, tax invoices or official receipts.
- A subsequent amount of up to $60,000 is available to support subsequent claims for which full evidence of payment is required.
Complete applications are assessed in order of receipt and QRIDA may request further information to help assess an application.
How can the assistance help you?
Eligible clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures include:
- Equipment and materials to undertake clean-up
- Additional labour costs (above and beyond normal wage expenditure i.e. day-to-day staffing)
- Disposing of damaged goods and injured or dead livestock, including associated costs
- Repairs to buildings (other than housing)
- Fencing not covered by any other assistance
- Reconditioning/ repairing essential plant and equipment
- Salvaging crops, grain and feeds
- Purchase or hire/ lease costs for equipment essential to the immediate resumption of the business
- Payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections
- Essential repairs to premises and internal fittings that is not covered by insurance.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for an Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grant, the applicant must:
- Be a primary producer;
- Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the eligible disaster;
- Have a primary production enterprise that is located in the defined area for the eligible disaster that has suffered direct damage as a result of the eligible disaster;
- Have been engaged in carrying on the primary production enterprise when affected by the eligible disaster;
- Be primarily responsible for meeting the costs claimed in the application;
- For costs relating to 3.1 g) (v), (vi) and (vii) provide satisfactory evidence of the loss of damage; and
- Intend to re-establish the primary production enterprise in the defined disaster area for the eligible disaster.
An applicant may also be eligible for an exceptional circumstances grant if both of the following apply:
- The applicant’s primary production enterprise is located outside the defined disaster area for the eligible disaster but is carried on at least sometime on a regular basis in the area.
- Plant or equipment of the primary production enterprise situated in the defined disaster area has been damaged as a result of the eligible disaster.
Defined disaster area
The Minister for Fire and Emergency Services has activated disaster assistance for South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February – 7 March 2022.
To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in one of the defined disaster areas:
- Brisbane City Council
- Fraser Coast Regional Council
- Gold Coast City Council
- Gympie Regional Council
- Ipswich City Council
- Lockyer Valley Regional Council
- Logan City Council
- Moreton Bay Regional Council
- Noosa Shire Council
- North Burnett Regional Council
- Redland City Council
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Somerset Regional Council
- South Burnett Regional Council
- Southern Downs Regional Council
- Sunshine Coast Regional Council
- Toowoomba Regional Council
What documents do I need to provide with my application?
If you have already applied for assistance from QRIDA please provide your QRIDA Client ID Number.
Financial statements and tax returns
Rates Notice / Lease Agreement
- Your enterprise must be located within a defined disaster area. If you own the property, please attach a copy of your most recent Local Government rates notice for the property impacted by the disaster event.
- If you lease the property, please attach a copy of your current lease agreement (lease agreement must confirm that you are responsible for meeting the costs being claimed).
Photographs of damage
- 5 – 10 photographs evidencing direct damage.
Evidence of payment
- For grant applications up to $15,000 (i.e. for immediate resumption of business directly following the disaster event):
- Copies of tax invoices or quotes/estimates
- For grant applications over $15,000 or subsequent applications up to $60,000
- Copies of tax invoices AND evidence that these invoices have been paid (e.g. bank statements, electronic bank transfer confirmations or official supplier receipts).
Details of insurance
If insured, full details and a copy of your insurance policy and/or claim must be provided. Note: QRIDA may be unable to finalise your Disaster Assistance Grant application until the outcome of your insurance claim is determined and claim outcome is provided.
Applications close 5 September 2022.
Read the guidelines for more information. Please use google chrome on a desktop if completing the application online.
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