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Great opportunity for landholders to embrace innovation and technology

Western Local Land Services is inviting landholders to apply for a small grant to purchase innovative technology, equipment or services to assist them to adopt sustainable practice change.

The Ag Innovation and Technology Small Grant has been established to assist landholders to improve their natural resource management and increase the number of farming entities achieving sustainable practice change through the adoption of new technologies.

Approved landholder projects will be eligible for a rebate of 50 % of the approved purchase cost, to a maximum of $5,000 for individuals (GST ex).

To be eligible, landholders must have purchased the technology or service after 1 July 2017 or be prepared to purchase the technology or service before 8 June 2018.

Some examples of the technology or services that are eligible are:

  • stock water telemetry systems
  • desalinisation plant for livestock consumption
  • soil testing and analysis
  • drones with surveillance or data capture capability and analysis and associated software
  • software for professional farm assessment and management.

Interested landholders need to be aware that the funding is limited and applications will be assessed in the order they are received.  

For a full version of the funding guidelines for this program and an application form, visit the Grants and Funding tab on our website.

Applications close 5 pm EST on Friday, 11 May 2018.

For further information, contactFor further information, contact Senior Land Services Officer, Kyra Roach on 0438 695 755 or via email or Senior Land Services Officer, Mitch Plumbe on 0408 241 200 or via email.

This project is supported by Western Local Land Services, through funding by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and Catchment Action NSW.

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.