WIRES and Landcare Australia have announced a landmark $1million partnership supporting recovery of wildlife habitats impacted by bushfire and drought across Australia.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the $130 billion JobKeeper package announced by the federal government today (30 March 2020).
This is on top of $15 million already announced to build dog fences and control weeds.
Grants of up to $15,000 are now available for primary producers and small businesses to assist with bushfire clean-up and restoration costs.
Coles will donate $1 million to drought-affected farmers to kick off a national fundraising campaign at more than 1500 supermarkets & Liquorland stores.
Drought-hit communities will share in more than $1 million for community projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program.
Eligible farmers in Cook Shire Council or the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council who were hit by Cyclone Trevor and its floodwaters in March 2019 can now apply for further disaster recovery grants.
Disaster assistance has been extended to the City of Gold Coast after the Southern Queensland bushfires.
Recovery grants are now available to help eligible primary producers who were affected by severe storms in Walcha and surrounding areas from 20 December 2018.
A new round of the QLD Government’s job-creating Rural Economic Development Grants has opened for expressions of interest.