Information Session: Support Plantation Establishment Program

Please note this event is oversubscribed and unfortunately, we cannot take any more registrations to participate in the webinar live. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

However, we made it possible for you to register to receive a copy of the recording, please register via link below.

Date: Thursday 13 July
Time: 12.30pm – 1.10pm (AEST)

On Wednesday 21 June the Australian Government announced the $73.8 million Support Plantation Establishment program to support the establishment of new plantations.. The program is designed to help secure Australia’s future domestic wood supply, and help meet Australia’s carbon emission reduction commitments.  Grants will be open to private industry, First Nations businesses, farm foresters, and state and territory government forestry enterprises.

The Australian Government will provide $2,000 (GST exclusive) per 1 hectare of new plantation forest established. Applicants are required to provide a co-contribution equal to the grant amount.

Grant funding can be used for:

  • the preparation of the plantation forest site
  • the purchase and planting of seedlings
  • the payment of labour and contract planting fees

To find out more about the program, visit the Community Grants Hub website.

This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the program for farmers and small growers, although anyone who is interested in learning more about the grant is able to participate. Included in the presentation will be:

  • About the grant program
  • Eligibility criteria
  • What the grant money can be used for
  • How to apply
  • Application resources

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A and provide delegates with details to where they can find more information.

The webinar will be presented by Taylor Duke, Acting Assistant Director and Pat McCarthy, Senior Policy Officer in the Plantations and Strategy section at the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Forestry Australia Member & Non-Members: $0**
Registrations close: 10:00am (AEST) Wednesday 12 July

**While this is a free event, registration is required to receive a copy of the recording.

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