The Queensland Government has allocated $81.6 million over the three years 2021-22 to 2023-24 to provide financial support to irrigators, including funding for the Horticulture Irrigation Pricing Rebate Scheme.
A 15 percent discount has been applied to calculate prices for all irrigation customers supplied by Sunwater and Seqwater, with a further discount of 35 per cent to be made available for horticultural growers through the Horticulture Irrigation Pricing Rebate Scheme.
Rebates are available to customers who have been issued tax invoices (irrigation invoices) by Sunwater, Seqwater or Pioneer Valley Water Co-operative Limited in which some, or all of the prices have been calculated to include a discount of 15 percent.
The rebate is available in relation to irrigation water charges for the three-year period 2021‑22, 2022-23, and 2023-24.
Horticulture for the purposes of the rebate includes the following activities:
- nursery and floriculture production;
- mushroom and vegetable growing;
- fruit and tree nut growing.