The Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate helps with the cost of establishing water infrastructure to supply water for emergency animal welfare needs.
This rebate applies to the purchase and installation of water infrastructure, including:
- pipes, water tanks and water troughs
- drilling a new working bore
- water pumps and power supply used to run water pumps such as generators
- other materials or equipment necessary to install the above
- any freight component to purchase and install the equipment
- professional installation costs to install the water infrastructure
For the purposes of this rebate, it is considered a genuine emergency animal welfare need when:
- there is a lack of available water for livestock that are permanently grazing on your property, or
- the water that is available will be insufficient to sustain the livestock on the property until the next
expected inflow, or
- there is a lack of available water for livestock that is within a reasonable walking distance.
Once you have an endorsed Water Availability Statement and you have purchased your water infrastructure, complete the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate application form and attach all necessary documentation, including a copy of the endorsed Water Availability Statement and tax invoices. You may submit more than one application to ensure that your tax invoices are received in Brisbane within six months of the tax invoice date for the infrastructure.
To apply for this subsidy, you must meet the following conditions:
- You are a primary producer. For the purposes of this scheme, a primary producer is a person or a partner in a partnership, company or trust who spends more than 50 per cent of their labour on, and derives more than 50 per cent of their gross income from, a primary production enterprise.
- You are a property owner, share-farmer or lessee in the grazing industry (beef cattle, sheep, dairy cattle, goats, deer or horses that are not normally hand-fed).
- Your property was within a State drought-declared area or had a current Individually Droughted Property (IDP) declaration on the date of the purchase tax invoice for the infrastructure.
- You have not introduced any livestock on to the property during the current drought or in the threemonth period prior to the drought declaration, including any livestock taken on for agistment.
- The water infrastructure is installed for grazing livestock that you own, that are permanently residing on your property and are not agisted.
- You purchase and install the water infrastructure for a genuine emergency animal welfare need only, because either:
- water is currently being carted or about to be carted on to your property to supply grazing livestock; or
- your property could be reasonably expected to run out of water before the next expected inflow of water; or
- there is a lack of available water for grazing livestock that is within a reasonable walking distance
- You have provided a Water Availability Statement that is approved and signed by a DAF officer that endorses your claim that there is an existing emergency animal welfare need on your property and that the water infrastructure you intend to purchase and install, or have purchased and installed, is required to resolve the emergency animal welfare need.
- You have purchased the water infrastructure within six months of the date of endorsement on your Water Availability Statement. All purchases must be made while the property is drought declared.
- Your application is received in Brisbane within six months of the tax invoice date for the infrastructure.