Infrastructure

Waste management facilities are not the same as shopping centres
Planning & Approvals
13 May 2020

Waste management facilities are not the same as shopping centres

The Federal ban on exports of recyclables requires that over 100 new processing facilities be built to process the 1.3MT of recyclables that we previously exported. Getting approval for waste facilities can be hard, expensive and time consuming. Esther Hughes provides a few pointers for making the process as painless as possible.

NSW Fast Track Planning Approvals
NSW
1 May 2020

NSW Fast Track Planning Approvals

Getting a planning approval for a waste facility is a long and excruciating process, especially in NSW. Now, the NSW Government is trying to combat the economic downturn brought about by COVID-19 by cutting down red-tape to speed up the planning process and stimulate the construction industry.

2 years to get an approval – tell him he’s dreaming!
NSW
16 April 2020

2 years to get an approval – tell him he’s dreaming!

Everyone working in waste and recycling knows that getting a planning approval for a waste facility is a long and excruciating process, especially in NSW. Mike Ritchie looks at why this is the case and puts forward 3 ideas for NSW to get its mojo back.

MRA helps clients win over $11m in grants in NSW in 2019
Grants
20 December 2019

MRA helps clients win over $11m in grants in NSW in 2019

The recently awarded WLRM grants wrap up a spectacular year for MRA's grants team. Over the four funding streams MRA helped our clients win over $11 million in grants for FOGO and infrastructure projects.

NSW WLRM Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure (MRRI) Grants Now Open
Grants
30 July 2019

NSW WLRM Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure (MRRI) Grants Now Open

The NSW EPA has opened the fourth round of its Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure (MRRI) grants under the $337 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM). The grants offer funding to deliver new infrastructure projects in NSW, with the aim of increasing diversion from landfill.

WLRM Product Improvement Program Grants Now Open
Grants
7 June 2019

WLRM Product Improvement Program Grants Now Open

The NSW EPA has opened round 2 of its Product Improvement Program grants under the $48M Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Fund of the NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM).

Sustainability Victoria Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund grants: round 4  now open
Grants
29 March 2019

Sustainability Victoria Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund grants: round 4 now open

Sustainability Victoria is providing a $4 million funding boost for major recycling projects that aim to increase resource recovery. These fourth round grants of between $40,000 and $500,000 are aimed at business and local governments that aim to increase sorting and reprocess priority materials.

NSW EPA Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Round 6 grants announced
Grants
18 July 2018

NSW EPA Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Round 6 grants announced

The NSW EPA has released the sixth round of the Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program grant under the $337 million Waste Less Recycle More Initiative, 2014-17 (WLRM) extension.

Sustainability Victoria Recycling Industry Transition Grants now open
Grants
13 April 2018

Sustainability Victoria Recycling Industry Transition Grants now open

By  MRA Consulting Group Sustainability Victoria has opened a $1M Recycling Industry Transition Support (RITS) package, a component of the $13M support package for councils and the recycling industry announced on 23 February 2018 to support the industry following the implementation of China’s National Sword. The new grants aim to support Victoria’s resource recovery sector […]

WLRM Weighbridge Grants now open
Grants
5 December 2017

WLRM Weighbridge Grants now open

The NSW EPA has opened the fifth round of its $500,000 Weighbridge Fund under 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.

NSW WLRM Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement (RRFEE) grants
Grants
1 November 2017

NSW WLRM Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement (RRFEE) grants

The NSW EPA has released its third round of Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement (RRFEE) grants under the $337 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM).

NSW WLRM Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure (MRRI) grants
Grants
18 September 2017

NSW WLRM Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure (MRRI) grants

The NSW EPA has released its third round of Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure (MRRI) grants under the $337 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM).

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