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Final round of WLRM Weighbridge Fund announced

By MRA Consulting Group

WeighbridgeThe NSW EPA has released its fourth and final round of the Weighbridge Fund under the $465.7 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM).

The new grants provide a one off opportunity for eligible facilities to accelerate the installation of a weighbridge in compliance with the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014 that requires any facility recovering, recycling, processing or storing waste and is liable for the waste levy in NSW to install a weighbridge and accurately record waste movements.

Applications close 14 November 2016. Landfills, transfer stations, processing and waste storage facilities can request funding to cover up to 50% of the total capital cost of buying and installing weighbridge infrastructure. The funding requested cannot exceed $75,000.

Waste and recycling facilities in the waste levy areas and licensed landfills outside of the waste levy area are eligible for the grants. Further eligibility criteria and other grant funding details are summarised in the table below:

Grant Applicant Type Project Requirements Funding Per Applicant Closing Date
Weighbridge Fund Landfill
  • Hold an EPL for waste disposal;
  • Received less than 5,000t of waste last year; and
  • Do not have a weighbridge.
Up to $75,000 matched funding for capital costs. 14/11/16
Waste transfer, processing or storage
  • Hold or have applied for an EPL for resource recovery, waste processing (non-thermal) and/or waste storage;
  • Located in the levy paying region; and
  • Do not have a weighbridge.

MRA has submitted more than 130 WLRM grant applications to date, winning more than $30m in funding for our clients.

If your organisation is interested in any of the above grant programs, please contact us at or on (02) 8541 6169. MRA can provide a one-stop shop to maximise your chances of success.

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