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Rural Water Tank Rebate

At the February 19 2020 General Council Meeting, Councillors resolved to allocate $1,050,000 towards providing a water tank rebate to rural landowners.  

The Rural Water Tank Rebate is provided to assist as many rural residents as possible to increase their domestic water storage capacity and help to drought-proof their properties.

Council will run an expression of interest process, followed by a ballot of eligible applications, should applications exceed available funding.  

Residents are urged to familiarise themselves with the application process before making tank purchases.  To take advantage of the rebate, an expression of interest form will first need to be submitted.  Written approval will be provided to successful applicants who can then purchase a water tank and arrange installation.

The Expression of Interest form is available for download HERE (PDF 718.3KB) or you can complete the online form below.  Expressions of Interest open on Monday 15 June 2020 and must be received at Council by close of business on Friday 10 July 2020.

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions  for more information or contact Council on 1300 697 372.

Please also see the Rural Water Tank Rebate Policy PL-SD089 for terms and conditions (PDF 91.2KB).

Funding for the Rural Water Tank Rebate Policy comes from funding allocated to Southern Downs Regional Council as part of the Australian Government’s Bushfire Recovery Exceptional Assistance Immediate Support Package, delivered by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority. 

Expression of Interest - Rural Water Tank Rebate

Do not purchase your tank until written confirmation from Council of your Rebate Approval is received. Please also read the terms and conditions specified in the Rural Water Tank Rebate Policy PL-SD089 available above.

                    (Please note that only one Expression of Interest per Property ID will be accepted.)

           (Please note the minimum tank capacity is 20,000 litres.)

                  (this is for statistical analysis only and is not an eligibility criterion for for the rebate)

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