Applications are now open for the Horticultural Netting Program to help horticultural enterprises (excluding wine grapes) with the purchase and installation of new netting over established production areas.
Grants are available for eligible horticulture enterprises operating in Victoria. The Program will provide up to 50% of eligible costs to purchase and commercially install new horticultural netting (fixed and demountable), to a maximum of $150,000 (ex GST). Applicants may also apply for an allowance of $7,000 per ha up to $50,000 to self-install netting within the $150,000 cap, subject to some conditions and exclusions, such as wages and installation equipment.
The number of grants in the Program is subject to funds being available.
Netting helps producers to:
- maintain fruit quality
- ensure continuity of supply
- manage production risks.
Applications can be submitted by eligible producers who have had netting already installed after 14 December 2021, and from eligible producers who seek to purchase and install netting before 31 May 2025.
The application period for this program is between 5 February 2024 and 5pm on 8 April 2024.