Funding for regional collaboration

Program snapshot

Category:  Dedicated funding for groups of councils

Amounts: Total of $9 million; individual funding of $600,000 to $1.8 million

Eligible bodies: Regional groups of councils in the levy-paying area

Contact: 1300 361 967 or wasteless.recyclemore@epa.nsw.gov.au

Status: Ongoing process of participation

Aims

Waste Less, Recycle More supports collaboration for regional organisations of councils (ROCs), council groups and voluntary regional waste groups.

To date grants totalling $7 million have been awarded to support seven ROCs and council groups as they work to develop regional waste strategies, fund regional coordinators and maximise funding opportunities for local communities. These grants will benefit 54 councils that pay the waste levy, representing more than 5.1 million residents.

Participants

Regional group

Funding
(over 4 years)

Participating local councils

Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC)

Regional Waste strategy

$1.8m

Ashfield, Bankstown, Botany Bay, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Randwick, Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra, Hurstville, Kogarah, Rockdale, Sutherland

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC)

Regional Waste strategy

$1.8m

Auburn, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, The Hills

Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils (MACROC)

Regional Waste Strategy

$600,000

Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly

Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC)

Regional Waste Strategy

$600,000

Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Ryde, Willoughby

The Shore Regional Organisation of Councils (SHOROC)

Regional Waste Strategy

$600,000

Manly, Mosman, Pittwater, Warringah

Illawarra Pilot Joint Organisation (IPJO)

Regional Waste Strategy

$600,000

Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee, Wollongong

Hunter Councils Inc.

Regional Waste Strategy

$1,000,000

Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton, Upper Hunter

TOTAL

$7,000,000

 

Find out more

Waste and Resource Recovery Branch
Regional Delivery Team
Phone: (02) 9995 6913
Email: wasteless.recyclemore@epa.nsw.gov.au

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