Assistance For Growers Affected By Sunraysia Storm

Concessional loans will be available to help Victorian primary producers recover from the recent Sunraysia storm.

Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, today announced that concessional interest rate loans of up to $200,000 will be available to eligible primary producers in the Mildura and Swan Hill Rural City Councils.

The December 3 storm caused significant damage to crops in the Sunraysia region, particularly table and wine grape crops.

The support announced today ensures Victorian growers have access to assistance on par with that offered to New South Wales growers following the storm.

The concessional loans are administered by Rural Finance Victoria and can be used to fund recovery activities, including restoring damaged buildings and replacing damaged equipment or crops.

Primary producers wishing to apply for the concessional interest rate loan should contact Rural Finance Victoria on 1800 260 425 or visit www.ruralfinance.com.au.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford

“The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian growers get back on their feet after the Sunraysia storm.”

“The concessional loans will ensure our growers have the support they need to maintain their operations and help their businesses recover.”

“I encourage all Victorian primary producers who suffered direct physical impact as a result of the Sunraysia storm to contact Rural Finance Victoria and determine their eligibility for the loans.”

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