NSW provides significant support for infrastructure
Successful projects span a range of processes and target materials:
- 12 plastic recovery and reprocessing projects;
- 4 tyre projects;
- 3 MRF projects;
- 3 glass projects;
- 1 micro factory to innovate recovery; and
- 1 fibre project.
While the MRF projects are essentially replacing existing capacity, the other projects are generally new capacity in NSW. As such they offer part of the solution to filling the infrastructure void created by the export ban on glass, plastic, fibre and tyres.
Commenting on the awards, MRA Managing Director Mike Ritchie commended the NSW Government and said that these grants focus on real world recycling of plastic, glass and tyres. He went on to add that:
Although the NSW levy raises $800m per year for recycling purposes, the 20 year plan commits just $60m/year for 6 years to resource recovery programs. That needs to be remedied by Minister Kean and the Treasurer.
MRA supports the grants program and calls on the government to repeat the grants quickly to avoid the stockpiling or landfilling of these streams as the bans kick in. Even with the grant money flowing quickly, there will still be a gap between production and recovery of these streams.
Once more, the MRA team has been heavily involved in the grants process, assisting seven of the grant recipients listed below to secure a total of $24 (close to a third of all available funding).
If your organisation is interested in discussing future grant programs in NSW or Australia wide, please contact Emma Yuen on [email protected] or on 0416 474 642 or [email protected] or on (02) 8541 6169.
MRA has submitted more than 220 grant applications to date, winning more than $80m in funding for our clients.
We can provide a one-stop shop to maximise your chances of success and can assist by:
- Preparing grant proposals on your behalf;
- Reviewing grant proposals;
- Source equipment providers;
- Provide costings on infrastructure;
- Prepare the business case; and
- All of the necessary financial feasibility analysis requirements.