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5 April 2017: Producers in seven more areas can now access recovery assistance...more

30 March 2017: Transcript: QRAA's Craig Turner talks disaster relief on ABC Country Hour...more

30 March 2017: Financial assistance to help producers affected by cyclone...more

27 March 2017: Record $120 million take-up of productivity loans by Queensland agriculture...more

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Disaster Assistance

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Natural Disaster Recovery Grants

Primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding may be eligible for grants up to $25,000 for recovery efforts to pay for clean up and restoration costs arising out of direct damage.

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Natural Disaster Loans

Primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations impacted by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding may be eligible for low-interest Natural Disaster Assistance and Essential Working Capital Loans.

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Local Support

QRAA officers are now on the ground at Community Recovery Hubs to provide advice to primary producers, small businesses and non-profits about immediate financial assistance available to those affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

QRAA Productivity Loans

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Productivity Loans

Due to unprecedented demand, the 2016-17 funding allocations totalling $120 million for First Start and Sustainability Loans have now been fully committed as at 31 March 2017.

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First Start Loan

Finance up to $2,000,000 to assist in the early years of establishing a primary production enterprise.

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Sustainability Loan

Finance up to $1,300,000 to assist in achieving a more productive and sustainable primary production enterprise.

Other assistance

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Farm Management Grants

Rebates of up to $2,500 to assist eligible Queensland farming families offset the costs of professional advice associated with succession planning.

Drought Assistance Concessional Loans

Applications for Drought Assistance Concessional Loans are now open. These low interest loans are available to assist farm businesses manage, recover from and prepare for droughts and maintain prospects for long term commercial viability.

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Taxi and Limousine Industry Assistance Scheme Regulation 2016 – Industry Hardship Assistance Scheme

Assistance for the existing taxi and limousine industry to adjust to structural changes in the personalised transport market.

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Taxi and Limousine Industry Assistance Scheme Regulation 2016 - Transitional Assistance Payment Scheme

Transitional assistance for eligible Queensland taxi service licence holders and limousine service licence holders. Applications closed 24 March 2017.

Regional Service

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Regional service

QRAA’s Client Liaison Officers are now known as Regional Area Managers (RAMs). Today, with higher lending limits available to Queenslanders, QRAA’s personal on-farm service across the state is now more important than ever. Our RAMs are local to you and ready to discuss your business needs, their knowledge will ensure you obtain accurate information and support throughout your application process. Find out which Regional Area Manager is located closest to you here.