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Digital Farm Grants

Posted on: Wednesday, 21 February 2018 at 9:44:26 AM

The State Government today announced a $5 million program to drive better digital connectivity for agricultural and pastoral businesses in regional Western Australia.

The Digital Farm grants program will enable farming businesses to use smart farming technologies such as cloud based data sharing and decision making tools to improve their productivity and output. The objective of the fund is to improve connectivity for agricultural businesses in regional Western Australia (WA) to support the widespread adoption of digital farm technologies.

The program offers grants of up to $500,000 to service providers on a matching co-contribution basis, and targets agricultural and pastoral regions which lie outside the current or planned National Broadband Network fixed wireless and fixed line footprint.  The Digital Farm program was developed following input from the Minister’s Digital Connectivity Forum held in July 2017, and roll out of the program will be informed by outcomes from the Government’s State Telecommunications Infrastructure Audit. 

Further information on the grants is available, please refer to the attached program guidelines and FAQ. Applications close on 13 April 2018.

If you have any further questions regarding the program, please contact Adam Edwards (08) 6552-2105 or Sue Cairns (08) 6552-2032.  All enquiries can be emailed to: digital.farm@dpird.wa.gov.au.

Digital Farm - Program Guidelines

Digital Farm - FAQs

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