Horticulture Netting Infrastructure Program

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Applications for the Commonwealth Government's Horticulture Netting Infrastructure Program are now open. 

Horticulturalists in Western Australia are now able to apply for grants of up to $200,000 to install new netting under the second round of the Commonwealth Government's Horticultural Netting Infrastructure Program.

The Program provides targeted assistance with funding of $2.6 million to WA primary producers for the purchase and installation of new netting over land used to grow commercial horticultural crops.

Netting is an important tool in resilience and risk management for horticulture producers, helping to limit damage from extreme weather and pests whilst also increasing water use efficiency.

Payments to eligible primary producers will be 50 per cent of the costs incurred, up to a maximum of $200,000, for eligible activities undertaken from 16 December 2019 for apples and pears, and 14 December 2021 for other eligible crops.

The Program will close on 30 June 2024, or earlier if funds are fully committed before the published closing date. Rebates are subject to the availability of funds.

To confirm your eligibility, please download full application guidelines prior to applying. 

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Horticultural Netting Infrastructure Program at a glance

Key features are:

  • Up to 50% of eligible costs associated with the purchase and installation of permanent horticultural netting, to a maximum of $200,000 is available to eligible applicants.
  • A total of $2.6 million is available in Western Australia
  • The Program opened on 1 July 2022 and will close on 30 June 2024, or earlier if funds are fully committed before the published closing date. Rebates are subject to the availability of funds.

Should you read on?

To help decide whether you are eligible to apply for funds under this Scheme, you should be able to answer yes to these questions:

  • I am a primary producer with an established commercial horticultural business in Western Australia.
  • I earn at least 50% of my income from primary production.
  • I have paid for the materials and installation for permanent netting over established plantings since 16 December 2019 for apples and pears, and 14 December 2021 for other eligible crops.
  • I have all the necessary planning and building approvals required for the permanent netting I have had installed.

To receive a rebate under this Program you must:

  • demonstrate that you meet the eligibility criteria (see page 5 of guidelines attached to this page)
  • submit an application online, ensuring all required supporting information and documents are uploaded and are legible.

All enquiries

All enquiries about the Horticultural Netting Infrastructure Program in WA may be made by:

Email to: hortnettingscheme@dpird.wa.gov.au

Phone: 0476 379 628