Disaster assistance loans are available to primary producers who suffered damage from intense local hail during a storm last week
- Hail storm caused localised damage in Lockyer Valley region
- Loans and freight assistance available for impacted producers
- Impacted producers are urged to report damage through the DAF Agriculture Disaster Impact Survey.
Friday night’s hailstorm has so far resulted in damage reports from 18 producers, with three reporting catastrophic damage, 12 reporting major damage and three reporting moderate damage.
Primary producers significantly affected during a disaster but not located in a defined disaster area may be eligible to apply for assistance as an individually disaster-stricken enterprise.
Those producers should contact the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) on 13 25 23 to request an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) declaration.
Once in receipt of an IDSP certificate, producers can be eligible for disaster assistance loans of up to $250,000 through QRIDA and freight assistance to help with emergency repairs to equipment, fencing and machinery as a result of this storm.
Source: Qld Govt