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Primary producers who suffered property losses in bushfire affected East Gippsland will be eligible for grants of up to $75,000.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester welcomed the funding and said it would provide much needed help to begin rebuilding.

“Our farmers and primary producers have had it tough during the drought and these devastating bushfires are another hit,” Mr Chester said.

“This funding can be used to access essentials like fodder, water, agricultural equipment and rebuilding fencing.

“I will continue to advocate for our farmers and help them get back on their feet. The sooner we can get this money on the ground the better.”

Mr Chester said the funding would be administered by the State Government and details of how to apply would soon be made available. For more information call 1800 900 090.

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