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Emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme extended for 12 months | The Land

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Federal Water Minister Keith Pitt, who is in front of the Darling River, wants to get the money from the emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme into farmer's hands now.
Photo: Supplied

Federal Water Minister Keith Pitt, who is in front of the Darling River, wants to get the money from the emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme into farmer’s hands now.
Photo: Supplied

The Federal Government has extended the emergency water rebate (EWIR) scheme for another 12 months until June 2022 for farmers to make their properties drought resilient.

It comes after The Land questioned both the federal and NSW government in last week’s paper when the start date will be set so farmers can access the infrastructure funds. But neither government could give The Land an official start date.

Federal Water Minister Keith Pitt says his government was ready to go with their money tomorrow as soon as the NSW government signs up to the…



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