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Apple and Wine Producers Receive Financial Help

posted Jun 25, 2020, 2:31 PM by 2MG Real FM
Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee is welcoming the Federal Government’s announcement of $36 million in grants funding, to help wine and apple producers impacted by the bushfires get back on their feet.

Mr Gee says It’s been a tough year for our country communities, with the impacts of drought, bushfires and COVID-19 hitting primary producers hard - wine grape was no exception

He says that "In the Central-West, our acclaimed wine producers attract wine enthusiasts from across the globe - putting tourism dollars back into our local community and creating jobs". 

"Not every grape producer or orchardist will require this funding but it’s good to know it is there if it is needed".

The additional bushfire relief initiatives include:

· A $5 million fund for grants up to $10,000 for wine grape producers who experienced crop loss because of smoke taint from the Black Summer bushfires in wine regions that aren’t currently activated for the $75,000 primary producer grants.

To access support and to find further details, visit the National Bushfire Recovery Agency website at www.bushfirerecovery.gov.au