Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme Round 2 is now open - McGregor Gourlay

Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme Round 2 is now open

The NSW Government and Commonwealth have together contributed $30 million in additional funding to reopen the highly successful Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate (EWIR) program, a $15 million boost to drought proof farms.

From 1 July 2021 new applicants in NSW can now access funding under the expanded EWIR scheme through the Rural Assistance Authority.

The EWIR scheme is designed to support NSW primary producers to invest in drought-proofing infrastructure to build resilience now and in future dry periods.

The rebate provides eligible primary producers access to a 25 per cent rebate, up to $25,000, on purchases and installation costs of water infrastructure. Applicants completing new works will have three months from approval of their application to complete the proposed works and provide invoices to the RAA to claim the rebate. Claims can only be paid until the closing date or earlier if available funds are expended (close date to be confirmed).

To apply for the rebate go to https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/grants/ewir

Let us help you drought proof your farm! McGregor Gourlay’s dedicated Warialda based Water Services Team can assist you in supplying all your water infrastructure needs, from installing, servicing and repairing pumps, testing bores and designing and installing farming and household water systems on site. With a wide range of equipment from pump and pipe fittings, to tanks and troughs, Mark and the team offer the right product for the job. For everything water give Mark and the team a call today T:02 6729 2200.