Planning Support Program for Small-Scale Pig and Poultry Producers VIC


Planning Support Program for Small-Scale Pig and Poultry Producers provides small-scale pig and poultry producers with funding to help them with the costs related to obtaining a land use planning permit.
Open
Close date: 31 May 2020 12:00 AM AEST.
Application detail:

Applications will remain open until 31 May 2020, or when the funding allocation is expended, whichever occurs first.

 
What do you get?

Up to $3000.

Who is this for?

Victorian small-scale pig and poultry producers.

Overview

Planning Support Program for Small-Scale Pig and Poultry Producers provides small-scale pig and poultry farmers with funding and support to help them prepare and obtain a land use planning permit.

Small-scale pig farms are defined as farms with:

  • less than or equal to 150 sows, or
  • less than or equal to 1,000 Standard Pig Units (SPU)

Small-scale poultry farms are defined as farms with:

  • less than or equal to 5,000 poultry (eggs), or
  • less than or equal to 10,000 poultry (meat)

Grant funding may be used for eligible expenditure associated with obtaining a planning permit, including:

  • on-farm works to address environmental and amenity risks as part of preparing for the planning application
  • consultancy and advice to support a planning permit application
  • training programs that address whole farm planning, animal management, biosecurity, environmental management or industry quality assurance
  • ground cover assessments and soil testing for a planning permit application

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be seeking a land use planning permit for an existing or proposed small-scale pig or poultry farm located in Victoria
  • complete a small-scale pig and poultry planning workshop prior to applying for the grant program
  • be able to demonstrate that the grant will be used directly to assist with costs related to obtaining a planning permit
  • ultimately submit a planning permit application to the relevant responsible authority (local government)
  • agree to participate in future program evaluation activities
  • not be receiving funds for the same expenditure from any other funding source (e.g. Catchment Management Authority, Landcare, industry, state or federal government)

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at Planning Support Program for Small-Scale Pig and Poultry Producers.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at Planning Support Program for Small-Scale Pig and Poultry Producers.

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