The OJD Industry Fund was originally established to assist producers who were affected by OJD. Funds were collected through the Transaction-based Contribution Scheme, via a levy on sheep sales. The scheme has been wound up and the Minister for Primary Industries has:
To better reflect the 2008 Ministerial Order that funds be directed to projects which benefit the sheep industry, the fund has been renamed the NSW Sheep Industry Fund.
Under an Order pursuant to section 30A(4) of the Agricultural Livestock (Disease Control Funding) Act 1998, the Minister for Primary Industries has:
Applicants should be aware that the NSW Sheep Industry Fund is not sufficient to fund large projects, especially of a long-term nature.
Applications should document other proposed sources of funding.
All projects must deliver a potential benefit to the NSW sheep industry and this must be detailed in the application.
All applicants should be aware that funding is contingent on the applicant meeting stipulated reporting deadlines.
All applications should be lodged using the application form below - please complete the form on-screen, then print it off, sign and date it, and forward to:
Chair of the Sheep Advisory Group
c/o NSW Department of Primary Industries
Locked Bag 21
ORANGE NSW 2800
Fax: 02 6361 9976
An application will form the basis of a contract between the applicant and NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA), the trustees of the fund. The contract will set out a schedule of milestones and contribution payments. The RAA will issue payments from the OJD Industry Fund following the process outlined in the diagram below.