NSW Government Drought Assistance Package

ROUND 2

The Nationals in Government are delivering much-needed help for farmers and communities, taking the total response to more than $1 billion.

A $500 million Emergency Drought Relief Package was announced on Monday, which included about $190 million for the introduction of Drought Transport Subsidies.

The transport subsidy of up to $20,000 per farm business, which would coverĀ up to 50 per cent of the full cost of transporting fodder, water for stock and livestock to pasture, slaughter or sale, was back-dated to January 1, 2018 so farmers could access additional subsidies for freight expenses already incurred.

About $100 million will also be spent on cutting the cost of farming fees and charges by waiving Local Land Services rates, waiving fixed water charges in rural and regional areas, and waiving class one agricultural vehicle registration costs among other initiatives.

Find out more below:

Transport Subsidies

Vehicle Registration

Water Licences

Local Land Services Rates

Farm Innovation Fund

Mental Health Support

Animal Welfare & Stock Disposal

Water Transport & Road Infrastructure

Full Drought Hub website

ROUND 2 NSW Government Drought Assistance Package

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