NSW mouse plague discount available | Grenfell’s record

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Farmers in New South Wales hit by a devastating mouse invasion that caused millions of dollars in property and crop damage can now claim rebates.

Deputy Prime Minister John Barilaro said eligible households can claim up to $ 500 and small businesses up to $ 1,000 to help offset the cost of mouse baits, traps and cleaning supplies purchased from February.

“These rodents have not only impacted farmers and crops, they have also been a plague on homes and businesses in all regions,” he said in a statement Monday.

“You can only claim once, so I encourage residents and small business owners who have spent near the maximum amount available to visit the Service NSW website today.”

Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said primary producers who live where they work can claim a single rebate of up to $ 1,000.

“As we get closer to the spring harvest (…) this discount will also help them protect their homes,” he said.

By the end of the month, farmers will also be able to claim a 50% rebate on zinc phosphide bait, up to a maximum of $ 10,000, through the Rural Assistance Authority.

Eligible farms can apply for the household or small business rebate through the Service NSW website, where they can download receipts for mouse bait, trap and cleanup purchases dating back to February.

Associated Australian Press

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