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RAA Assistance Measures

The New South Wales Rural Assistance Authority administers a wide range of assistance measures to the rural sector. These assistance measures are both Commonwealth and state funded. Whilst the rural sector is its core client, the Authority is also responsible for small businesses that have suffered loss or damage due to natural disaster.

Farm Innovation Fund
A package to assist primary producers identify and address risks to their farming enterprise, improve permanent farm infrastructure and ensure long-term productivity and sustainable land use, aiding in meeting changes to seasonal conditions.

Natural Disaster Relief Scheme
Assistance for primary producers and small businesses affected by flood/fire/hail or other declared natural disaster.

Appeal review process
An independent appeal process for applicants who have had an application for assistance refused.

Farm debt mediation
Mediation under the Farm Debt Mediation Act provides for the efficient and equitable resolution of farm debt disputes.