Category: Regional Delivery grants
Amounts: Total of $4,000,000 over 4 years
Eligible bodies: NSW Local Aboriginal Land Councils and other entities working in partnership with a Local Aboriginal Land Council
Status: Round 2 Expression of Interest closed 2nd November 2018 (Final round)
Managed by: NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
The Aboriginal Communities Waste Management Program aims to reduce litter and waste, and increase amenity of discrete Aboriginal communities (former missions/reserves) across NSW. This four-year program runs from 2017 to 2021.
The program has a total of $4 million, to be invested in the planning and delivery of waste management projects in Aboriginal communities across NSW. There are 61 discrete communities across NSW which are eligible for the program.
The program aims to
- reduce bulky waste, litter and illegally dumped waste
- develop effective waste management systems through service delivery agreements and improved infrastructure
- reduce safety and health risks by establishing a clean physical environment
- build and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships between communities, Local Aboriginal Land Councils, local government and waste service providers to improve waste management practices in the future
The program is an initiative of the EPA, in collaboration with Aboriginal Affairs NSW, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, NSW Health, Rural Fire Service NSW and Local Government NSW.
The Aboriginal Communities Waste Management Program is delivered in three stages. The Expression of Interest is Stage 1 and requires LALCs and their communities to collect basic information on their waste management issues and assess their need for assistance and interest in participating in the program. Successful EOI applicants will be invited to take part in the next stages of the program.
Stage 2 involves engagement with the community to develop and design a community waste management plan. It includes employment of a project manager and a community engagement advisor. Six to twelve months is allocated for this stage and $25,000 funding.
Stage 3 involves the delivery of the Community rubbish management plan. It may include clean-up of rubbish, purchase of infrastructure, changes to services to improve rubbish management, local employment and education activities. An agreed funding amount for stage 3 will be negotiated at the end of stage 2. Funding up to $100,000 is available, and up to 18 months for delivery of this stage.
Successful recipients round 1
The following communities and organisations were successful in receiving funding in the first round of the program.
|Cabarita Avenue||Waste Aid and Forster Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Clara Hart Village||Waste Aid and Murrawari Local aboriginal land Council|
|Gingie Road||Waste Aid and Walgett Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Green Hills Mission||Kempsey Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Gulargambone||Weilwan Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Jubullum Village||Jubullum Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Malabugilmah||Jana Ngalee Local Aboriginal Land Council|
Wilcannia Local Aboriginal Land Council
|Mehi Crescent||Moree Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Moonahcullah Mission||Deniliquin Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Murrin Bridge||Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Namoi||Waste Aid and Walgett Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Narwon Village||Armidale Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Stanley Village||Moree Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Warrali||Wilcannia Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Weilmoringle||Weilmoringle Local Aboriginal Land Council|
Successful recipients round 2
The following communities were successful in receiving funding for Stage 2 in Round 2 of the program.
|Baryulgil Square||Baryulgil Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Bellwood||Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Brungle||Brungle Tumut Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Cabbage Tree Island||Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Namatjira Ave and New Merinee||Dareton Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|New Burnt Bridge||Kempsey Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Purfleet||Purfleet Taree Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Red Rock Camp||
Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council
|Roseby Park Orient Point||ALL Sustainable Futures Inc|
|Summervale||Amaroo Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Toomelah||Many Rivers Regional Housing|
|Walhallow Reserve||Walhallow Local Aboriginal Land Council|
|Wongala Estate||Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council|
Community Rubbish Management Plan Guidelines
The Community Rubbish Management Plan Guidelines will assist communities to develop a waste management plan for their community. The guidelines will help you identify where you are today, where you want to be and how you are going to get there. The guidelines are used by communities participating in the EPA Aboriginal Communities Waste Management Program.
The Story of Waste
For over 60,000 years, Aboriginal people from all parts of Australia have lived with an intimate connection to their land and the resources they use. The Story of Waste looks at how our use of resources has changed in the past 100 years and the impacts this is having on Country. The manual was developed for the Community Engagement Advisor 2-day training that is facilitated through the EPA Aboriginal Communities Waste Management Program.
- Story of Waste (PDF 14.3MB) is available to download.
A Deadly Sort: Rubbish and Recycling Education Games
Getting people excited about rubbish can be hard, so we’ve got some games to make it fun and interactive. The target age for the games is 7 to 17, however many adults will enjoy them also. We hope you have a lot of fun playing them together!
The games support the Story of Waste and the Community Engagement Advisor 2-day training that is facilitated through the EPA Aboriginal Communities Waste Management Program.
- A Deadly Sort (PDF 7.7MB) is available to download.
- A Deadly Sort Appendix (PDF 1.3MB) is available to download.
Contact Waste and Resource Recovery Branch, Regional Delivery Unit
Senior Project Officer: James O'Keefe
Phone: (02) 8837 6388