Pastoral Water Grants Scheme
The Pastoral Water Grants Scheme (PWGS) provides grants of up to $20 000 for commercial pastoralists looking to develop alternative watering points to reduce grazing intensity around existing overgrazed and degraded water supplies.
The scheme is designed to encourage sustainable grazing management, enhance homestead water supplies and prevent water shortages.
There are over 400 pastoral leases in the Kimberley, Pilbara, and Gascoyne/Murchison, Goldfields and Nullarbor regions that may be eligible for assistance under the scheme.
How does it work?
Technical officers from the Department of Agriculture and Food assist pastoralists with the application process and provide advice regarding planning water supply improvements on their leases.
Under the scheme, pastoralists can claim:
- Up to $20 000 for each pastoral business, every ten years
- Up to 50 per cent of expenditure on approved water supply works
Work must be undertaken and claimed within two years of the grant being approved.
To apply for a Pastoral Water Grant please download the Pastoral Water Grants Scheme information for applicants booklet and the Pastoral Water Grants Scheme application form.
For more information call 1800 780 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.