Livestock underpass in Australia

TAS Stock Underpass Program (SUP)

  • Applications Open: This program is open on an ongoing basis.
  • Grants:  up to $80,000

This program seeks to reduce the incidence of stock crossing on public roads, and assist farming operations to improve road and farm safety for the public, stock, and farm workers.

Key Requirements

The eligible applicant must:

1.)Required to enter into a grant deed with the Crown

2.)Need to submit the following for the payment claim to be processed:

  • Proof of sign-off of work as being compliant with all necessary construction standards
  • Tax invoice
  • Satisfactory proof of costs incurred and work completed to necessary standards (with original receipt document to be sighted upon request)

What is eligible for funding?

The  eligible expenditure items include:

  • Costs of special design drawings where standard ones do not apply or are not used
  • Purchase of materials and services for the construction of the underpass
  • Costs of works permit and applications for works to be commenced and completed to necessary Australian Standards

What companies are eligible for funding?

To be eligible for the grant the applicant must:

  • Undertake to complete the works within 12 months of approval of the grant.
  • Be the owner of a property that operates farming livestock and on which the underpass will be established.
  • Secure the necessary works permit or development application approval needed to undertake the activity, noting approval may be required from the Department of State Growth and/or local council depending on ownership of the road where the underpass will be constructed.
  • Be registered for GST and have ABN.
  • Demonstrate capacity to fund the balance of costs associated with the work.
  • Commit to having the construction work undertaken by a pre-qualified contractor, who has achieved pre-qualification in accordance with the National Pre-Qualification System.
  • Commit to maintaining the underpass structure on completion of the construction.

Is this grant competitive or entitlement based?

Competitive. Your application will be assessed among other applications by a judging panel.

How can I increase my chances of winning this grant?

By engaging an accredited government grants consultant, such as Avant Group.

Competitive grants often require significant business case development and project analysis to support the application, this may include detailed presentations supporting the project’s merit, projected sales, cost-benefit analysis and more.

As part of your engagement with Avant Group, your account manager will assess the required documents and will provide the following as needed to support your grant submission.

Grant application writeup including a detailed presentation illustrating how the grant funding will contribute to your project, how the funding will contribute to the project’s budget, a project milestone plan, delivery timeline, impact on employment if applicable and a breakdown of the management and leadership team for the project

  • Industry analysis presentation
  • Competitor Analysis Presentation
  • Marketing and Sales Analysis Presentation
  • 3-5 year Cashflow Forecast
  • 3-5 year Balance Sheet Forecast
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Grant Funding
  • End-to-end grant application including information collating, analysis and application writing
  • CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) cost-benefit analysis
  • Stakeholder relations and Risk Mitigation Plans
  • Any other relevant forecasting that will support your application

How can I get help with my application? Or know if I’m likely to win funding?

Avant Group offers a no-obligation assessment of your eligibility for funding and will assess your likelihood of a successful grant application.