The WA Government is offering $1 million to support projects that divert waste from landfill.Announcing the funding this week, Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has called for projects that champion better waste management practices and improve awareness of the need to reduce waste.
The Community and Industry Engagement program is an opportunity to gain financial backing for projects that address the State Government's waste management priority areas, including minimising food and plastic waste and improving the use of recycled construction and demolition products. See all current WA waste management tenders on Australian Tenders.
Previous funding recipients include the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's bin tagging program - highlighting what can be recycled through the city's kerbside collection service - and Curtin University's research into the use of recycled aggregate concrete.
The funding - from the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account - is available for community groups, industry, local governments, regional councils, State Government agencies, peak bodies, and research and educational institutes.
For more information on the Community and Industry Engagement program or to apply for funding, go to the Waste Authority's website. Applications close Monday February 12.
"Reducing waste is an important issue for the McGowan Labor Government and we have already made progress with initiatives such as the proposed ban on lightweight single-use plastic bags and the introduction of a container deposit scheme," Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said on Monday.
"The Community and Industry Engagement program provides an opportunity to get financial backing for projects that address the State Government's waste management priorities to help Western Australia become a more sustainable low waste community," he added.
"I encourage funding applications to tackle issues such as reducing waste generation, diverting waste from landfill and community and industry education."
An information session for potential applicants will be held on 24 January 2018 at 10.30 a.m. in the Wanju Wanju room, level 4 The Atrium, 168 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
Applicants are encouraged to attend, to gain a clear understanding of application requirements. Teleconference facilities will be available for regional applicants.
To register, contact the CIE Coordinator on 6364 6945 or at email@example.com.
See waste related tenders for WA.
Eligibility for Funding:
CIE is based on a transparent and competitive assessment and selection process and will provide funding for industry, local governments, regional councils, peak industry organisations, research and educational organisations and community groups.
A wide range of projects and events may be eligible for funding, providing they meet the eligibility criteria.These may include, implementation of waste management initiatives and programs; educational programs; development and implementation of waste management guidelines; research; training; and events that promote and recognise improved waste management practices.
In 2017-18, CIE funding of $1 million is available through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account (WARR Account). There is no limit for individual projects within this funding availability.
Eligible projects and events may include:
- projects and research that contribute to the diversion of waste from landfill
- research, development and implementation of waste management guidelines
- development and implementation of programs that contribute to improved waste management practices
- development and implementation of targeted training and knowledge sharing programs
- events that promote, recognise or provide education on improved waste management practices.
Activities that are not eligible for funding include:
- the purchase or development of infrastructure
- projects that are nearing completion
- ongoing operational activities
- activities to meet legislative requirements
- projects that do not promote and clearly report on waste diversion from landfill.