The farmer wants a grant
WEDNESDAY 1pm: CRAIG Waddell, Bexhill dairy farmer, said farmers are feeling left out with Category C funding made available to farmers and primary producers in the Lismore CBD a month after it was made available to "city people".
Having experienced two major floods on his property within 12 months Mr Waddell said "it's been hard-going for a while".
Page MP Kevin Hogan justified the delayed arrival of funding and said the damage out of town "isn't as much in everyone's face".
"These grants are the missing piece in helping to rebuild our community," Mr Hogan said of grants up to $10,000 to help restock and replace damaged equipment.
"There are more fences and paddocks needing to be replanted and with funding available I hope to resurface the lane ways," Mr Waddell said.
"The grant is a good start; truckloads of gravel don't come cheaply and you don't get much for a lot of money."
Farmers and primary producers can now apply for the category A, B and C funding with receipts and invoices.
WEDNESDAY 10.40am: PRIMARY producers affected by the Lismore flood can now apply for grants of up to $10,000, Page MP Kevin Hogan has announced.
"Many farms were affected by the flood, with lots of fencing and machinery damaged or destroyed," he said.
The recovery grants are under the Category C Flood assistance that has already been provided to small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Lismore.
"Grants for farmers were the missing piece in helping to rebuild our community.
"These grants will help our farmers get back on their feet.