Rural landholders grant February 2022 – statistics

Statistics for the rural landholders grant, which provides help to landholders and oyster farmers affected by the February 2022 storms and floods.

Program status: Open | Last updated: 7 December 2022 

Since 4 March:

primary producers recovering from the devastating impacts of floods have been receiving vital support, with Special Disaster Grants of up to $75,000 now available.

The Rural Assistance Authority (RAA)

has been providing this assistance to 62 local government areas in NSW through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Applications

Applications received by RAA for the Rural Landholder Grant

1,359

Applications completed (i.e. approved or refused)
 

1,128

Application completion rate
 

83%

Amounts

Overall amount claimed
 

$31.3m

Average application amount

$23,070

Overall estimated amount of damage to the landholdings

$99.5m

Payments

Number of payments made

1,519

Initial payment amount
 

$5,000

Overall payment made

$8.4m

Customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction on the application process (%)

91%

Average case age

29 days

Applications breakdown (Top 5 LGA's)

LGA

Count

Percentage (%)

Clarence Valley

205

15%

Lismore

182

13%

Richmond Valley      

141

10%

Kyogle

107

7%

Mid Coast

67

4%

Applications breakdown (Top 5 sectors)

LGA

Count

Percentage (%)

Beef

928

68%

Mixed farming

114

8%

Horticulture

75

5%

Cropping

54

4%

Aquaculture

35

2%
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