Digital Farm Grants to boost the bush
The first round of the Digital Farm Grants program will provide $2.3 million to four successful applications, who have committed to matching the funding to provide a high-speed broadband service outside the current or planned National Broadband Network.
The scheme will extend services to more than 1100 farming enterprises across more than 37 000 square kilometres in the North Midlands and Great Southern, and the districts of Chapman Valley, Mount Barker, Wickepin and Goodlands, boosting agricultural output and creating jobs.
The Digital Farm Grants program is a $5 million State Government initiative, administered by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).
The program has accelerated commercial investment by extending digital services throughout the regions, allowing farmers to adopt new technology essential for modern business.
A number of other projects are under active development and a further round of recipients is expected in coming months.
More information about successful projects is available at Digital Farm Grants webpage or email.