HELP FOR NSW FARMERS TO REBUILD FENCES AFFECTED BY FLOODS

 

Did you know that the NSW Government is providing grants to farmers affected by the recent storms and floods?

Floods damaged your fences and property infrastructure?

Your farm infrastructure affected by natural disaster, may be eligible for grants under the Future Resilience program.

What is future resilience?

Future resilience is repairing or building back an asset or infrastructure so that it can withstand future natural disasters and improve the ability to respond, recover and adapt after natural disaster events. Future resilience is sometimes referred to as ‘betterment’.
A key test for betterment projects is whether they leave infrastructure less vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters.

Some examples of infrastructure under this scheme:

  • Improve the resilience of structure against future natural disasters
  • minor changes to fence line move away from flood levy
  • relocating stockyards to higher ground
  • improvements to resilience of materials used, eg, replace with more durable materials.
  • Repair or replace fencing and/or other essential property infrastructure
See some examples of Australian Concrete Posts affected by heavy rain and flood events.

Need help filling in the Govt forms?

Primary producers – free confidential assistance is available from your local Rural Financial Counselling Service.

https://www.awe.gov.au/agriculture-land/farm-food-drought/drought/assistance/rural-financial-counselling-service

You can also give the RAA permission to work with your own private financial advisor or accountant to assist you, however you will be liable for any professional fees charged. Contact the Rural Assistance Authority team on 1800 678 593.

Have the recent floods damaged your fences?

See how Australian Concrete Fence Posts have withstood other flood events.

During the floods in NSW in April 2017, ACP Concrete Fence Posts were used to build a fence in a valley that often copped a fast flow in high level rain events. These pictures demonstrate how the posts withstood the fast running water as it both rose and receded.

The fence shown in these images was constructed with our (FP03) 130mm/7ft Posts and (SP02) 8ft Strainer Post with a straining assemblies built using ACP Box End Assembly Brackets and Stay system.