Local Council Transition Fund

Program snapshot

Amounts: Total of $5 million available

Eligible organisations: Local councils and regional waste groups as listed in Appendix A and B of the Program Guidelines

Contact: localgovernmentprograms@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Status: Applications are now closed.

Managed by: NSW EPA

Aims

This Program forms part of the Alternative Waste Technology Transition funding package for the AWT industry and affected local councils to minimise cost and disruption to services. The funding package was created as a response to the EPA’s decision to revoke the general and specific Resource Recovery Orders and Resource Recovery Exemptions for the application of Mixed Waste Organic Outputs (MWOO) used as a soil amendment on agricultural, mining rehabilitation and forestry land.

The aim of the Local Council Transition Fund is that eligible local councils provide sustainable, reliable and affordable kerbside services to their communities that maximise recovery from the red-lid bin and recirculation safely back into the productive economy.

The Fund supports strategic planning, options assessment and the transitioning to sustainable waste management services that maximise the amount and quality of organics recovered.

This grant provides targeted support for:

  • strategic planning and options assessment
  • increasing the recovery of organics:
    • transitioning to new organics collection services and minimising recoverable products and hazardous materials in the red-lid bin or
    • improving recovery of organics in existing services and minimising recoverable products and hazardous materials in the red-lid bin

What will be funded?

The types of projects that will be funded are those that set out to achieve the program aim and objectives, including:

  • strategic planning, options assessment, project management, business case development, waste composition and service performance assessment, social research and community engagement
  • tendering and new service rollout
  • projects to increase participation, reduce contamination and improve householder awareness and understanding

Recipients

A total of $4.491 million has been awarded to local councils and regional waste groups for strategic planning, options assessment and increasing the recovery of organics.

Recipient Grant Amount Project Focus

Blacktown City Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Randwick City Council

$180,000

Transitioning to new organics collection services

Port Stephens Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Liverpool City Council

$180,000

Transitioning to new organics collection services

Cumberland City Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

City of Parramatta Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Bayside Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Transitioning to new organics collection services

Inner West Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Transitioning to new organics collection services

Macarthur Strategic Waste Alliance (MSWA)
Campbelltown City Council
Camden Council
Wollondilly Shire Council

$200,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Wingecarribee Shire Council

$75,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Woollahra Municipal Council

$100,000

Improving recovery of organics in existing services

Lane Cove Municipal Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

City of Sydney Council

$156,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Transitioning to new organics collection services

Willoughby City Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Ku-ring-gai Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Hunter’s Hill Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Fairfield City Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

MidWaste
Coffs Harbour City Council
Bellingen Shire Council
Nambucca Valley Council

$720,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Improving recovery of organics in existing services

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC)

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

City of Ryde Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Penrith City Council

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Improving recovery of organics in existing services

Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC)

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC)

$180,000

Strategic planning and options assessment

Application details 

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More information

Contact the Local Government Team at localgovernmentprograms@dpie.nsw.gov.au

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