Latest articles

Phase 2 of WLRM extends NSW Government’s funding initiative to 2021

By Dimitris Dimoliatis, MRA Consulting Group

wlrm-extensionLate last week, Mark Speakman the NSW Minister for the Environment announced the extension of the Waste Less Recycle More (WLRM) initiative to 2021.

This second round of funding is the continuation of phase one of the WLRM that begun in July 2013 and will conclude in June 2017. As of July 2016 the waste levy-funded WLRM initiative has awarded $292.3 million to 822 projects, aiming to process 2,230,167 tonnes more waste and create 845 jobs. Phase 1 of WLRM is still underway with the EPA having just announced the final round of the Weighbridge Fund.

Phase 2 of WLRM is scheduled to commence in 1 July 2017 and award $337 million over 4 years. Funding priorities have been outlined by the EPA as follows:

The Waste Less, Recycle More grant program snapshot contains a further breakdown of funding allocations while full details are provided in the WLRM brochure and the NSW EPA website.

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 WLRM grant programs, please contact us at or on (02) 8541 6169. MRA can provide a one-stop shop to maximise your chances of success.

As always, we welcome your feedback on this, or any other topic on ‘The Tipping Point.


Sign up for all our latest articles

Subscribe to our blog and receive notifications of new articles by email

Blog categories

Nabers Accredited Assessor
Local Government Procurement Approved Contractor