REsources for FNQ growers
Take photos and videos of any damage caused by a weather event
Keep any receipts or records used in your clean-up/recovery
For information on, and to apply for, grants and loans (ex-TC Jasper) visit the QRIDA website.
Other relevant links:
- Information from Freshcare in the wake of flooding/TC Jasper: CLICK HERE
- Information regarding the amendment to the ICA operational procedure Hard Green Conditions of Bananas [ICA-06], negotiated by Biosecurity Queensland: CLICK HERE
- QLD Traffic (road conditions)
- Bureau of Meteorology
- Cyclones and Panama TR4: CLICK HERE
- Better Bananas
As always, please keep in close contact with your agent or wholesaler regarding market conditions and the fruit you are sending.
You can report damage from weather events via this DAF Queensland Agriculture Survey:
- COMPLETE SURVEY (Please note, this is not a request for assistance, but it does help inform Government when making decisions regarding disaster relief.)
If you would like assistance in completing this survey, please reach out to the DAF Banana Extension team or ABGC.
Support for banana growers impacted by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper
Information sessions for primary producers who were impacted by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper were held in Innisfail, Mareeba and Tully.
The Federal and Queensland Governments announced further support for those affected by ex-TC Jasper, including grants for primary producers.
Grants of up to $75,000 are available for affected producers following Tropical Cyclone Jasper, commencing 13 December 2023, to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace fencing and other costs associated with the recovery process. Producers should take photographs of the direct damage to accompany their application/s.
Applicants need to show they are an eligible primary producer, within the declared disaster area and demonstrate they have suffered direct impact from the disaster. Read below and the guidelines for more information.
The maximum grant amount is $75,000 and can be accessed through the following:
Initial application/s up to the total amount of $10,000 is available to support an initial claim. Evidence of the direct damage is required such as photographs and quotations, tax invoices or official receipts.
Subsequent application/s up to the total amount of $65,000 is available to support subsequent claims for which full evidence of payment is required.
Complete applications are assessed in order of receipt and Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority may request further information to help assess an application.
For more details – including an eligibility checker – and to apply, visit the QRIDA website.