Funding and grants
- Regional Recycling Transport Assistance Package
- Resource Recovery Industry Development Program
- Local Government Levy Ready Grants Program
- Illegal Dumping Partnerships Program
- Illegal Dumping Hotspot Grants Program
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 33 projects, with a combined total value of $27.78 million project costs, spanning all areas of the State.
The following organisations were successful (including funding received):
|Amdett Services & Plastic Recycling||$190,395|
|Anuha – Peace Lutheran Church||$85,860|
|Banana Shire Council||$144,320|
|Blackall-Tambo Regional Council||$187,500|
|Burdekin Shire Council||$250,000|
|Burke Shire Council||$130,000|
|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||$131,375|
|Goondiwindi Regional Council||$37,252|
|Isaac Regional Council||$250,000|
|JMJ Tyre Recycling||$187,500|
|Livingstone Shire Council||$73,957|
|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||$176,760|
|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 113 000 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Resource Recovery Industry Development Program (RRIDP) provides $100 million in funding and other support over three years to develop a high-value resource recovery industry in Queensland.
The RRIDP offers three streams tailored to attract a range of projects requiring different levels and types of assistance.
Stream 1: Dollar-for-dollar capital grants of between $50,000 and $5 million to provide funding for infrastructure projects which will enhance or build new facilities or for capital investments in new processing and technological capabilities.
Stream 2: Broad incentives to attract or expand major resource recovery operations that will divert significant amounts of waste from landfill, reduce or prevent stockpiling and recover substantial resources.
Stream 3: Support toward capital intensive, long lifecycle projects that require a contribution towards investigations to assist with investment decisions for Queensland.
For more information and how to apply, visit the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning website.
The 2018–19 Local Government Levy Ready Grants Program provided $5 million in funding to assist local councils with waste disposal facility infrastructure upgrades prior to the introduction of the waste disposal levy on 1 July 2019.
On 14 December 2018, approved projects under the 2018–19 LGLRGP were announced.