The NSW Government’s Bushfire Industry Recovery Package (BIRP) was established in April 2020 to provide immediate financial assistance and support to targeted primary industries that were significantly impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires.
Economic analysis, bushfire recovery plans and local consultation identified six critical industries for targeted support.
These industries were recognised as key drivers for economic activity and critical to support the broader economic and social recovery for bushfire affected regions.
Up to $140 million in BIRP funding has been committed to support regional NSW’s primary industries recovery and resilience in the immediate, medium and long term through:
- BIRP Supply Chain Support Grants (Stream 1) – funded by the NSW Government, with forestry storage and haulage activities co-funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
- BIRP Sector Development Grants (Stream 2) – co-funded by the Commonwealth and NSW governments as part of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery (BLER) Fund.
BIRP Supply Chain Support Grants
The NSW Government has provided 492 Supply Chain Support Grants totalling $66 million as direct financial assistance to businesses recovering from devastating losses due to the fires. This assistance will in turn also help the broader, related supporting industries remain viable.
Table A - BIRP Supply Chain Support Grants
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Applications for Supply Chain Support Grants are now closed.
Guidelines and eligibility
- BIRP Supply Chain Support Grants Guidelines (PDF, 4.53 MB) (PDF, 4.53 MB) are available.