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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).

Indicative NSW Waste Less Recycle More timeline announced
Grants
13 July 2017

Indicative NSW Waste Less Recycle More timeline announced

The indicative timeline for NSW Waste Less Recycle More has been announced.

NSW EPA Organics Infrastructure (large and small) Round 5 grants announced
Grants
27 June 2017

NSW EPA Organics Infrastructure (large and small) Round 5 grants announced

The NSW EPA has released the fifth round of the Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program grant under the $337 million Waste Less Recycle More Initiative, 2014-17 (WLRM) extension. The new grants aim to help local councils, businesses, government institutions, not for profits, and industry organisations, depending on the type of grant project/stream.

Victorian approach to waste planning worthy of polite plagiarism
Policy
5 August 2016

Victorian approach to waste planning worthy of polite plagiarism

By Mike Ritchie – Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group Since the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Waste and Resource Recovery Governance Reform in Victoria in 2013, Victoria has pushed ahead rapidly with a strategic infrastructure approach to waste infrastructure reform. The Ministerial Advisory Committee report identified the need for much more coordinated approaches to the planning […]

Organics Infrastructure Large and Small
Grants
17 June 2016

Organics Infrastructure Large and Small

The NSW EPA has released its fourth and final round of the Organics Infrastructure Large and Small (OILS) under the $465.7 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM). The new grants provide a one off opportunity to accelerate investment in recycling infrastructure and equipment that will reduce food and garden organics waste sent […]

State of Waste 2016 – current and future Australian trends
Waste
20 April 2016

State of Waste 2016 – current and future Australian trends

By Mike Ritchie – Director, MRA Consulting Group On 16 February 2016, the Australian population reached 24 million people. Waste generation rates are a function of population growth, the level of urbanisation and per capita income[i] and Australians now produce about 50 million tonnes of waste each year, averaging over 2 tonnes per person. There […]

Energy from Waste in Australia – is there a future?
EfW
12 April 2016

Energy from Waste in Australia – is there a future?

By Ron Wainberg – Technical Director, MRA Consulting Group Energy from Waste (EfW) is very well established overseas, but in Australia it has yet to get off the ground. The reasons for this are to be found in a complex combination of different historical factors: adequate landfill capacity, poor financial incentives, unfavourable public perceptions and lack […]

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