Whole Farm Plan & Whole Farm Plan Verification by lindash

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									                     WHOLE FARM PLANS
                                                                            Coleambally Irrigation
                                                                              Co-operative Ltd
                                                                            Phone: 02 6954 4003
                                                                             Fax: 02 6954 4321



         80% of the total cost up to a maximum of $30 per hectare

2000 numbered Farms—80% of the total cost up to a maximum of $30 per
   hectare developed for irrigation (maximum area not to exceed 330ha)


  What funding assistance is available?

  Incentives are available for Whole Farm Plans (WFP’s) completed before 2012. The
  incentive offered is 80% of the total cost up to a maximum of $30 per hectare. For 2000
  numbered farms - 80% of the total cost up to a maximum of $30 per hectare developed for
  irrigation (maximum area not to exceed 330ha). The first 145 WFP’s will be at the rate of
  $30 per ha, and any other WFP after that will be at a rate of $12.50per ha. All farms using
  flood irrigation must have an LWMP compliant WFP by July 2012.

  What are the requirements to be eligible for funding assistance?

  • Completion of EM-31 surveying of the farm.
  • Whole Farm Plan must be designed by a CICL recognised contractor. A list of those
      contractors is available from regional staff.
  •   All survey work should be carried out on Australian Height Datum (AHD).
  •   Both a hard copy and a digital copy of the WFP must be submitted to CICL in a format
      compatible with ArcGIS9.
  •   The WFP must include a recycling system with a holding capacity of 2mm per irrigable
      hectare except where more than 60 hectares of summer row crop is grown per year, in
      which case a holding capacity of 4mm per hectare is required.
  •   A Vegetation Management Outline must be completed.
  •   Any funding received under Salt Action or Waterwise will be deducted from the incentive
      available to the farm.
  •   The landholder must complete a CICL approved education program.
  •   All LWMP incentive funding received by the landholder must be returned to CICL if the
      WFP is not completed and fully LWMP compliant within two years of the commencement
      date.

  How do I apply for funding?

  •   Contact your Regional Staff.
  •   Finalise a WFP contractor in consultation with regional staff.
  •   Obtain a quote from the contractor and upon your approval the WFP process will begin.
  •   Payments will be made in instalments at the survey stage and the design stage. At the
      survey stage and upon proof of payment to the contractor by the landholder, a portion
      of the incentive will be paid to the landholder. Once the WFP has been completed
      (design stage) and CICL is provided with both hard copy and digital copy, and the
      landholder is satisfied with the plan and has signed off his acceptance of the design, the
      remaining incentive will be paid in full to the landholder.

                  To discuss further aspects of this incentive, please contact
                            CICL’s Regional Staff on 02 6954 4003


                             Federal and State Government
                           funding has been provided through
                          the Catchment Management Authority
                    WHOLE FARM PLAN
                                                                         Coleambally Irrigation
                        VERIFICATION                                       Co-operative Ltd
                                                                         Phone: 02 6954 4003
                                                                          Fax: 02 6954 4321




      100% of the total cost up to a maximum of $3,000 per farm


Purpose of this incentive:

To determine if existing WFP’s meet the current LWMP criteria.

What funding assistance is available?

100% of the total cost up to a maximum of $3,000 per farm.

What are the requirements?

•   WFP contractor surveying the tops and bottoms of all fields (i.e. asset capture).
•   In the event that a paddock/s has not been lasered, the landholder will need to
    demonstrate that the paddock waters adequately.
•   WFP contractor providing all levels on the recycle system to determine the capacity of
    the system.
•   WFP contractor providing connection of the WFP to Australian Height Datum (AHD).
•   EM-31 of the property must be completed.
•   A Vegetation Management Outline must be completed.
•   Must include a plan showing the farm layout, including paddocks that have been
    lasered. The Plan must show supply/drain and recycle system layout and storage
    capacity of the system.
•   Both a hard copy and a digital copy of the WFP must be submitted to CICL in a format
    compatible with ArcGIS9.
•   The landholder must complete a CICL approved education program.
•   Any funding received under Salt Action or Waterwise will be deducted from the
    maximum incentive available for whole farm planning for the farm. ($30 per/ha)

How do I apply for funding?

•   Contact your Regional Staff.
•   Finalise a WFP contractor in consultation with regional staff.
•   Obtain a quote from the contractor and upon your approval the WFP process will
    begin.
•   Payments will be made directly to the contractor by the landholder. Once the WFP has
    been completed and CICL is provided with both hard copy and digital copy, the
    incentive will be paid in full to the landholder.


               To discuss further aspects of this incentive, please contact
                         CICL’s Regional Staff on 02 6954 4003


                          Federal and State Government
                        funding has been provided through
                       the Catchment Management Authority

								
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