Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements Grants Program

Program snapshot

Category:  Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements Grants Program

Amounts:  Total $5 million over two years; individual grants: up to $200,000. The grants will cover up to 70 per cent of the total cost with the remainder being met by council contributions.

Round 1: Total amount awarded $3.83 million

Round 2: Total amount awarded $3 million

Eligible bodies: Local councils in the Regional regulated area and Non-regulated area

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

Status: Round 3 opens 6 October 2017 and closes 23 November 2017

Managed by: NSW Environmental Trust

Aims

The Waste Less, Recycle More Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements Grants Program is being delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the NSW Environmental Trust.

It provides $5 million to regional councils to support consolidation, closure and environmental improvements of landfills. Round 3 (this Round) will award $2.5million in 2017 and Round 4 will award $2.5million due to open 2018. The grants will be available to councils in the Regional Levy Area and non-regulated area of NSW. Up to $200,000 is available to those rural and regional councils who manage licensed and unlicensed landfills, which will provide up to 70 per cent of the costs identified for the project. The remaining 30% would be covered by council in-kind or financial contributions.

The program has been designed to support regional councils address potential liabilities posed by landfill activities, reduce environmental risks, and contribute to the long-term protection of the environment. It aims to address current issues facing regional and rural landfills including end of life, minimal cover, site security and access and overall supervision.

The grant program has involved two streams:

  • Stream 1 - Landfill consolidation and closure
  • Stream 2 - Environmental improvements of landfills.

Past recipients

Round 1

Stream 1 - Fourteen projects were awarded funding under the Landfill Consolidation stream, totalling $1,889,366. View project summaries

Stream 2 - Twenty projects were awarded funding under the Landfill Environmental Improvements stream, totalling $1,942,176. View project summaries

Round 2

Stream 1 - Ten projects were awarded funding under the Landfill Consolidation stream, totalling $1,457,916. View project summaries

Stream 2 - Sixteen projects were awarded funding under the Landfill Environmental Improvements stream, totalling $1,539,914. View project summaries

More information

Waste and Resource Recovery Branch
Regional Delivery Team
Phone: 9995 5755

Email: wasteless.councils@epa.nsw.gov.au

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