Refrigeration and Generator Support Scheme
The Refrigeration and Generator Support Scheme offers a 20 per cent rebate on the purchase and installation price of refrigeration equipment and generators. The rebate is paid over 5 years for refrigeration equipment and 3 years for generators, and suppliers must be accredited under Simply Perfect (the Lion Farm Quality Assurance Program) to obtain the rebate.
The scheme has the following objectives:
- To improve milk quality through the better cooling of milk
- To help remove storage capacity restrictions on supplier’s production
- To assist with the maintenance of milk quality by refrigerating milk in times of disturbances to power supply
- To improve milk collection efficiency (and therefore reduce cartage costs)
A rebate of 20 per cent of the cost of refrigeration installations will be paid to suppliers over 5 years. Maximum total cost will be $150,000 for refrigeration equipment and installation costs. A rebate of 20 per cent of the cost of generator installations will be paid to suppliers over 3 years. Maximum total cost will be $20,000 for generators and installation costs.