The amount available has also increased from $15,000 to $20,000, and after ten years, you would be eligible to apply again for this amount.
On farm water supply, grants look at means of harvesting and storing water for the purposes of managing your enterprise. This can include building dams and catchments, developing pipelines around the farm, and paying for water tanks. It is a rebate system were the payment would be provided once you have completed your works, the concept is to provide a 50% contribution to overall costs.
A farm water audit is required, and the department has grants available to assist with this process.
For more information on farm water rebates and planning grants, please go to the website at: www.water.wa.gov.au/planning-for-the-future/rural-assistance/farm-water-rebate-scheme
Article by C.Hadlow