QRIDA Drought Assistance Loans

Great news for Queensland’s primary producers with the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) delivering new drought assistance loans across all industries. These loans can be for drought preparation activities or carry-on finance for your enterprise. Eligibility criteria applies. 

ℹ️ Interesting fact: the Drought Assistance Programs (being delivered by QRIDA on behalf of Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) have been developed to help primary producers prepare, manage, recover and mitigate the impacts of drought.

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QRIDA’s existing Sustainability Loan can help you mitigate the impact of drought by improving the water and feed infrastructure of your primary production enterprise. Get in touch with your local Regional Area Manager to find out what property developments you can carry out to reduce the impact of drought on your farming business.

Who are the GasFields Commission Queensland?

Established as an independent statutory body in 2013, the Commission’s purpose is to manage and improve the sustainable coexistence of landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry in Queensland. The Commission manages sustainable coexistence in petroleum and gas producing regions of Queensland, and will continue to do so as the industry expands into new and emerging basins.

Our vision is to achieve thriving communities in areas of gas development that are free from discord and supported by well-informed, respectful and balanced stakeholder relationships.

One way the Commission is endeavouring to realise this vision is by providing transparency and independent assurances that the onshore gas industry is appropriately regulated and held to account when needed. This in turn will help cultivate sustainable coexistence, whilst ensuring community and landholder confidence in the regulators and gas industry increases.

Drawing on its wealth of experience in the development of the gas industry and by collaborating with other relevant entities, the Commission provides a range of support to communities and landholders, primarily through education and engagement. These education and engagement activities occur with individual landholders via Commission facilitated webinars, information sessions, publications (The Gas Guide, Shared Landscapes Reports), face-to-face meetings and public workshops.

It should be noted that the Commission does not engage in individual negotiations between landholders and gas companies, but rather provides communities and landholders with the information and support they need to make informed decisions and achieve good outcomes.