Funding and grants
- Queensland Food Waste for Healthy Soils Program
- Regional and Remote Recycling Modernisation Fund
- Organic Waste Smart Schools Program
- Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) Kerbside Collection Trial
- Food Rescue Grant Program
- 2020–21 Local Government Levy Ready Grants Program
- The Charitable Recyclers Reimbursement Program
- Regional Recycling Transport Assistance Package
- Resource Recovery Industry Development Program
- Illegal Dumping Partnerships Program
- Illegal Dumping Hotspot Grants Program
Queensland Food Waste for Healthy Soils Program
The Queensland Government is partnering with the Australian Government to deliver the Queensland Food Waste for Healthy Soils Program.
The Queensland Government is committing up to $11 million to the Program over four years.
The aims of the program are to:
- support projects that divert nutrient-rich organic material from landfill
- increase the quantity and improve the quality of recycled organic material
- develop sustainable markets for high-value compost and soil conditioners.
Who is eligible for funding
The program is open to private industry, local governments and state funded water corporations who have projects that divert organic material from landfill and produce outputs that can be safely used on soils.
Funding will need to be at least matched by the industry partner, on a minimum 1:1:1 basis between the Australian Government, Queensland Government and industry partner. Projects with a higher applicant contribution will be more competitive.
The Australian Government will assess applications in two rounds:
- Round 1 applications due: 5 December 2021
- Round 2 applications due: 25 February 2022
How to apply
Information about eligible projects, costs, application requirements and funding arrangements is available in the Program Guidelines .
You must also complete a detailed data template for your project and submit it with your application.
Applications will be assessed by the Queensland Government and, if supported, submitted to the Australian Government for their consideration. If an application is not awarded funding by the Australian Government, the Department of Environment and Science (Department) may consider alternative funding arrangements.
Applications can be made through the Department’s SmartyGrants portal.
Before preparing your application, we encourage you to review the recognised entity report for composters in Queensland, and associated model operating conditions and best practice environmental management for organic material processing by composting:
- Critical Evaluation of Composting Operations and Feedstock Suitability Report
- Model operating conditions: ERA53(a) – Organic material processing by composting (PDF, 676KB)
- Best Practice Environmental Management: ERA53(a) – Organic material processing by composting (PDF, 756KB)
For more information or to discuss your project, please contact the Waste Avoidance and Recovery Programs team via phone (07) 3330 5164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional and Remote Recycling Modernisation Fund
The Queensland Government is partnering with the Australian Government to deliver the Regional and Remote Recycling Modernisation Fund (RRRMF).
The RRRMF provides funding for infrastructure and equipment projects in regional Queensland that recover or recycle material that is or will be subject to waste export bans including:
- mixed and unsorted paper and cardboard
- unprocessed glass
- whole used tyres.
Grants of up to $500,000 are available for local governments, and their industry partners, to improve the viability of sorting, processing, recycling or remanufacturing of waste in regional and remote Queensland.
The RRRMF is managed in partnership between the Department of Environment and Science and the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.
Program guidelines and further information on how to apply is available on the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website.
Organic Waste Smart Schools Program
The Organic Waste Smart Schools Program provided grants of up to $2,500 for the purchase of equipment to deliver organic waste avoidance and resource recovery projects at Queensland schools.
Applications for the program are now closed.
A total of 216 schools were successful in obtaining $448,893 of funding support under the Program. These projects will start in Term 1, 2022 and are due to be completed by May 2022.
|Stream||Remoteness region||School name||Approved funding amount|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Nundah State School||$2,474.10|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Eagleby State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Bray Park State High School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Toowoomba North State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Cedar Creek State School||$1,521.79|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||One Mile State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Whites Hill State College||$2,307.75|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Aspley Special School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Currumbin Community Special School||$2,336.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Morningside State School||$2,431.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Coomera Springs State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Redland Bay State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Childers State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Mountain Creek State High School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Kenmore South State School||$2,430.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Greenbank State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Jones Hill State School||$1,368.12|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Boronia Heights State School P&C ASSOCIATION||$2,096.38|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Baringa State Primary School||$2,461.73|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Tin Can Bay State School||$2,161.27|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||James Nash State High School||$ 425.63|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Wynnum West State School||$1,067.40|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||St Helens State School||$2,043.50|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Clontarf Beach State School||$1,665.60|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Harlaxton State School||$1,765.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Warrigal Road State School||$2,493.37|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Bullyard State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Eatons Hill State School||$2,487.38|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Kallangur State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Bargara State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Seven Hills State School||$2,417.59|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Ripley Valley State Secondary College||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Ithaca Creek State School||$2,497.29|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Logan City Special School||$2,499.65|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Currimundi State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Eight Mile Plains State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Tamborine Mountain State School||$2,370.55|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||McDowall State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Arundel State School||$2,300.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Bundaberg West State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Newmarket State School||$2,455.75|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Burnett Heads State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Benowa State High School||$2,211.39|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Foxwell State Secondary College||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Helensvale State High School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Moggill state school||$2,040.14|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Camira State School||$2,265.86|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Brisbane Youth Education & Training Centre||$ 972.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Windsor State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Laidley District State School||$1,585.45|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Jinibara State Primary School||$1,199.32|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Maroochydore State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Cooran State School||$1,985.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Holland Park State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Pallara State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Harris Fields State School||$1,337.50|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||The Gap State High School||$2,270.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Kalkie State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Kepnock State High School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Hendra State School||$1,067.90|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Montville State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Mitchelton State High School - Montessori Program||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Withcott State School||$1,284.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Cleveland District State High School||$2,486.92|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Belmont State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Albert State School||$1,207.98|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Balmoral State High School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Maroochydore State High School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Woodridge State High School||$1,201.04|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Tannum Sands State School||$1,129.70|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Grantham State School||$2,410.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Indooroopilly State School||$2,163.20|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Wynnum SHS||$2,269.80|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Queensland Academy||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Enoggera State School||$2,482.70|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||North ARM State School||$1,000.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Lowood SHS||$1,276.95|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Beerwah State High School||$2,366.80|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Burpengary State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Dakabin State School||$2,488.90|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Boonah State High School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre (NBEEC)||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Woodhill State School||$2,499.70|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Northgate State School||$800.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Bellbird Park State Secondary College||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Chatsworth State School||$2,465.80|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Sandy Strait State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Marburg State School||$1,436.30|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Manly State School||$2,419.49|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||The Gap State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Peregian Springs State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Kruger State School||$2,382.28|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Gympie East State School||$2,407.43|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Oxenford State School||$1,200.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Ferny Grove State School||$1,560.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Rosewood State High School||$2,325.88|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Pine Rivers Special School||$2,450.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Nashville State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Caloundra State High School||$2,370.30|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Kurwongbah State School||$2,485.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Ma Ma Creek State School||$ 444.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Mount Samson State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Meringandan State School||$1,600.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Two Mile State School P&C||$1,248.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Bucasia State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Maleny State Primary School||$2,465.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Chevallum State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Port Curtis Road State School||$1,925.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Maryborough West State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||St Bernard State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Virginia State School||$2,487.92|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Gracemere State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Elanora State High School||$2,212.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Caningeraba State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Bundaberg Special School||$1,596.75|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Nerang State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Burnside State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Brisbane State High School||$2,200.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Payne Road State School||$1,633.83|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Woodcrest State College||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Beaconsfield State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Tamrookum State School||$ 934.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Runcorn State School||$2,463.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||William Duncan State School||$1,668.82|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Ironside State School||$1,780.95|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Isis District State High School||$ 876.75|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Worongary State School||$1,320.50|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Cannon Hill State School||$2,453.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Yangan State School||$ 996.25|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Taranganba State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Mount Cotton State School||$1,154.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Marsden State High School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Berrinba East State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Sunnybank State School||$1,200.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Laidley State High School||$1,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Goodwood State School||$1,143.90|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Robina State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Daisy Hill State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Nambour State College||$1,859.20|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Walloon State School||$2,011.30|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Goodna Special School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Glass House Mountains State School||$ 551.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Southport Special School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Stretton State College||$ 698.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Riverview State School||$2,102.90|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Mount Crosby State School||$1,512.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Maleny State High School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Shailer Park State High School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Flagstone State Community College||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Craigslea State High School||$ 780.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Pilton State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Coomera State School||$2,238.90|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Lawnton State School||$2,029.74|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Nerang State High School||$2,415.50|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Vienna Woods State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Junction Park State School||$1,260.80|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Wilsonton State High School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Bellmere State School||$2,400.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Federal State School||$2,500.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Coominya State School||$1,602.00|
|1||Major cities and inner regional||Petrie Terrace State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Home Hill State High School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Texas P-10 State School||$1,143.00|
|2||Outer regional||Cranbrook State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Kirwan State High School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Caravonica State School||$ 764.94|
|2||Outer regional||Kogan State School||$1,353.00|
|2||Outer regional||Blackwater State School||$2,424.19|
|2||Outer regional||South Johnstone State School||$1,998.00|
|2||Outer regional||Cannonvale State School||$2,146.74|
|2||Outer regional||Stanthorpe State School||$2,499.68|
|2||Outer regional||Pimlico State High School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Port Douglas State School||$2,332.23|
|2||Outer regional||Emerald State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Ingham State High School||$1,398.00|
|2||Outer regional||Mossman State High School||$2,452.90|
|2||Outer regional||Prospect Creek State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Mount Molloy State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Millchester State School||$1,182.99|
|2||Outer regional||Mulgildie State School||$ 210.00|
|2||Outer regional||Bajool State School||$1,900.98|
|2||Outer regional||The Willows State School||$1,584.33|
|2||Outer regional||Biggenden State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Agnes Water State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Innisfail state College||$1,209.68|
|2||Outer regional||Stanthorpe State High School||$ 730.00|
|2||Outer regional||Moranbah State School||$2,403.60|
|2||Outer regional||Clare State School||$ 630.86|
|2||Outer regional||Bororen State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Tropical North Learning Academy Trinity Beach State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Freshwater State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Parramatta State School||$1,491.28|
|2||Outer regional||Marmor State School||$1,101.47|
|2||Outer regional||El Arish State School||$2,100.00|
|2||Outer regional||Jarvisfield State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Gordonvale State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Inglewood state school||$1,490.00|
|2||Outer regional||Coningsby State School||$1,553.00|
|2||Outer regional||William Ross State High School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Yungaburra State School||$2,483.00|
|2||Outer regional||Gumlu State School P&C Association||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Gayndah State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Farnborough State School||$2,500.00|
|2||Outer regional||Mundubbera State School||$2,495.80|
|2||Outer regional||Whitfield State School||$1,610.00|
|2||Outer regional||Miriam Vale State School||$2,500.00|
|3||Remote and very remote||Capella State School||$2,500.00|
|3||Remote and very remote||North Keppel Island Environmental Education Centre||$2,500.00|
|3||Remote and very remote||Alpha P-10 State School||$ 967.00|
|3||Remote and very remote||St George State High School||$1,831.40|
|3||Remote and very remote||Tagai State College - Badu Campus||$2,500.00|
|3||Remote and very remote||Longreach State High School||$2,185.00|
|3||Remote and very remote||Abergowrie Primary P&C Association||$2,500.00|
|3||Remote and very remote||Julia Creek State School||$2,226.00|
|3||Remote and very remote||Aramac State School||$1,000.00|
|3||Remote and very remote||Emu Creek State School||$ 647.20|
- A guide for managing organic waste at schools includes examples of the type of equipment you can use in your projects.
- Waste and recycling audit: Conduct a school waste audit to determine how much and the proportion of each type of waste that goes into bins. The results can be used to identify areas for improvement and develop waste reduction strategies for different waste types at your school. For example, if you find that most of the organic waste is uneaten lunches this can be the focus for signage or engagement with your students and families.
- Waste attitudes and behaviours survey: Conduct a survey of attitudes and behaviours to identify barriers and opportunities for organic waste reduction activities. You can use the results to target certain activities, for example if you find out that students and teachers don’t think food waste is an issue, the provision of food waste facts could be relevant.
Questions about the program?
If you need further information, please contact DES Waste Avoidance and Recovery Programs on (07) 3330 5164 or at email@example.com.
Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) kerbside collection trial
Food organics and garden organics (FOGO) make up around half of the waste that households throw out each week.
Townsville, Rockhampton and Lockyer Valley councils have been funded to trial a FOGO kerbside collection system for one year, as follows:
- Townsville City Council – $220,000
- Rockhampton Regional Council – $230,000
- Lockyer Valley Regional Council – $320,000
An extra $90,000 has been allocated to participating councils to ensure consistent auditing processes are used, bringing the total value of the program to $860,000.
As part of the trial, each council will provide an additional bin to a sample of households and test collection frequencies, infrastructure types and community engagement methods.
The trials will provide information to help local governments identify whether a FOGO service is suitable for their region, while diverting hundreds of tonnes of organic waste from landfill.
Case studies on learnings from the trial will be published in early 2023.
Food Rescue Grant Program
The Food Rescue Grant Program provides grants of up to $200,000 to food rescue organisations for infrastructure, equipment and operational costs to divert additional food from landfill and redistribute it to Queenslanders in need.
|Recipient||Project description||Funding allocated|
|SecondBite||SecondBite will purchase three new refrigerated trucks to replace aging vehicles and increase their rescue capacity.||$200,000|
|FoodBank||Foodbank Queensland will purchase three electronic weight gauges for their trucks, and a 14-pallet refrigerated truck to replace their aging 5-pallet truck, allowing them to rescue additional food from existing suppliers.||$200,000|
|OzHarvest||OzHarvest will purchase two new refrigerated trucks and cover driver wages, vehicle operation and logistics costs to extend their services across south Brisbane and expand into Townsville.||$200,000|
|Integrated Family and Youth Service Administration (IFYS)||IFYS through their Urban Angels Community Kitchen will purchase additional insulated iceboxes, cover operational costs and wages to expand their operations and independently source food from suppliers on the Sunshine Coast.||$48,840|
|The Rock Family and Community Support Inc.||The Rock Family and Community Support Inc. will purchase a new refrigerated truck and employ a part-time driver to rescue food, including perishable foods, from new sources.||$95,109|
|FareShare||FareShare will expand their existing operations by constructing a second cool room, purchasing an additional forklift, and hiring an additional staff member, greatly increasing their storage and rescue capacity.||$161,673|
2020–2021 Local Government Levy Ready Grants Program
The 2020–21 Local Government Levy Ready Grants Program (the program) provides grants to local governments in the levy zone to upgrade or close and transition small waste disposal sites to ensure compliance with the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 (the Act) by 30 June 2021. Eligible sites are:
- sites authorised to dispose less than 2,000 tonnes of waste per year, and
- subject to a temporary exemption from the requirement to measure and record waste under section 325 of the Act.
The program closed for applications on 6 November 2020.
Successful grant recipients
Approximately $980,000 in grant funding has been awarded to successful applicants.
The following local governments were successful in receiving funding.
|Local government||Project description||Funding allocated|
|Banana Shire Council||Cracow Waste Transfer Station – funding to close and cap the Cracow landfill and transition the site to a secure, limited access waste transfer station.||$148,570.16|
|Toowoomba Regional Council||Closure of Emu Creek Landfill and Transition to a Bin Station – funding to close and cap the Emu Creek landfill and transition the site to a rural bin station.||$151,009.29|
|Western Downs Regional Council||Construction of the Bell Waste & Recycling Centre (Transfer Station) - funding to construct a contemporary waste and recycling centre at the Bell landfill.||$340,409.74|
|Western Downs Regional Council||Construction of the Ducklo Waste & Recycling Centre (Transfer Station) – funding to construct a contemporary waste and recycling centre at the Ducklo landfill.||$202,979.73|
|Whitsunday Regional Council||Mt Coolon Waste Services Improvement Project – funding to close and cap the Mt Coolon landfill and construct a transfer station.||$134,564.65|
The Program is being administered by the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DSDILGP).
For further information, please visit DSDILGP’s website.
The Charitable Recyclers Reimbursement Program
The Charitable Recyclers Reimbursement Program (the Program) provides funding to reimburse waste levy payments made by eligible charitable recycling entities who are unable to use their existing Certificate of Exempt Waste under section 28 of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 (the Act).
To be eligible, an applicant must be a charitable recycling entity with an approved Certificate of Exempt Waste under section 28 of the Act. Applications must also be made by the legal entity that holds the Certificate of Exempt Waste.
Applicants are able to apply for reimbursement on a quarterly basis.
More information about the Program, eligibility and application process is available in the Program guidelines .
How to apply
Applications must be submitted through the Department’s SmartyGrants portal.
Setting up a SmartyGrants account is free and previous SmartyGrants users can use the same account. Please ensure you are authorised to make an application on behalf of your charity.
If you experience technical difficulty creating a SmartyGrants account or completing an online form, please view the help guide or contact SmartyGrants on (03) 9320 6888.
Evidence and data sheet
Evidence of disposed charitable waste that was subject to levy payments during the relevant period must be supplied with your application. This evidence must include:
- invoices that demonstrate the tonnage or volume of charitable waste disposed, and
- a completed data sheet to outline eligible levy liability.
For further information, please contact the Waste Avoidance and Recovery Programs team via phone (07) 3330 5164 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Recycling Transport Assistance Package
The Regional Recycling Transport Assistance Package (RRTAP) is a $6 million fund to support resource recovery and recycling in regional Queensland.
The program seeks to:
- provide interim support for regional Queensland to divert more resources from landfill and recycle additional material
- facilitate recycling which is currently unviable due to transport costs
- reduce the environmental and social impacts of waste on regional communities.
Grants of up to $250,000 have been allocated to regional businesses, councils and charities. These grants will help fund the cost of transporting recyclable material from regional Queensland to facilities where it can be recovered or processed and turned into new products.
Successful grant recipients
Successful applicants under the RRTAP have now been announced and include 32 projects, with a combined total value of $26.65 million project costs, spanning all areas of the State.
The following organisations were successful (including funding received):
|Amdett Services & Plastic Recycling||$88,819|
|Anuha – Peace Lutheran Church||$85,860|
|Banana Shire Council||$72,160|
|Blackall-Tambo Regional Council||$187,500|
|Burdekin Shire Council||$250,000|
|Burke Shire Council||$250,000|
|Cairns Regional Council||$250,000|
|Carpentaria Shire Council||$200,000|
|Central Highlands Regional Council||$173,644|
|Cook Shire Council||$105,677|
|Douglas Shire Council||$187,500|
|Gladstone Regional Council||$187,593|
|Goondiwindi Regional Council||$37,252|
|JMJ Tyre Recycling||$187,500|
|Livingstone Shire Council||$107,040|
|Maranoa Regional Council||$228,000|
|Mareeba Shire Council||$51,548|
|Murweh Shire Council||$250,000|
|Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council||$221,000|
|Paroo Shire Council||$250,000|
|Rockhampton Regional Council||$250,000|
|Southern Downs Regional Council||$250,000|
|Tablelands Regional Council||$46,000|
|Townsville City Council||$71,933|
|Whitsunday Regional Council||$224,323|
This funding will facilitate the transport of an estimated 80 000 tonnes of recyclable material for recycling. Projects funded will deliver significant waste and environmental outcomes in regional Queensland, as well as supporting and growing regional job opportunities.
RRTAP recipients are required to prepare quarterly and final project reports. Costings spreadsheets are also required when submitting these reports, to outline eligible project expenditure for the quarter.
For further information, please contact the department's Waste Avoidance and Recovery Programs area via phone (07) 3330 5164, or email email@example.com.
The Resource Recovery Industry Development Program (RRIDP) has now closed.
Successful recipients through RRIDP are detailed on the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.