Farmers can get cash to build a cattle crossing

Farmers who need to move livestock across public roads can apply for state government funds to help build an underpass. Picture: Nicolas Walker
Farmers who need to move livestock across public roads can apply for state government funds to help build an underpass. Picture: Nicolas Walker

Farmers on the South Coast who need to move livestock across roads can ask the NSW government to help pay to build an underpass.

The state government is offering grants up to $70,000, to cover a half of the cost of installing an underpass.

In those instances where an underpass is not an option, another grant of $10,000 is available to cover a half of the cost of installing warning signs and flashing lights.

“Underpasses remove the need for cattle to cross roads, improving safety for livestock owners and their employees,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward said.

“The Cattle Underpass Scheme will be particularly beneficial to dairy producers and other farmers across the Illawarra and South Coast who need to move stock across roads to milking facilities each day.”

The underpasses must be constructed primarily for the purpose of moving livestock.

Applications for either of the grants close on October 31 2018 and more information is available on the Department of Primary Industries website.