Remanufacture NSW: Regional and Remote Recycling Modernisation Fund

Program snapshot

Category: Waste and Recycling Infrastructure

Amounts: Up to $7 million nationally. NOTE that projects endorsed by the NSW Government will not necessarily be funded. The Australian Government will make the final decision on projects that will be awarded funding

Eligible bodies: Councils, industry, business, state government entities, not-for profit organisations

Contact: Email or phone (02) 9995 6179 or (02) 9995 6920.

Status: Open. Applications close 6 December 2021

Managed by: NSW Environmental Trust in partnership with the NSW EPA.


A key target of the 2019 National Waste Policy Action Plan (the National Action Plan) is to achieve an 80 per cent average resource recovery rate of all waste streams by 2030. To achieve this target, the National Action Plan recognises that regional and remote areas require better access to waste management and processing. 

To help reach this target, the Australian and NSW Governments will co-fund projects that increase the sorting, processing, and manufacturing or remanufacturing capacity in regional and remote locations. Projects must focus on the waste streams impacted by the Council of Australian Governments’ Export Waste Ban (i.e. unprocessed glass, mixed and single polymer plastics, tyres, and mixed paper and carboard).

The areas of interest for this funding are all non-metro areas falling under the ABS classifications of inner and outer regional, remote and very remote areas.  

Remanufacture NSW Regional and Remote Recycling Modernisation Fund is jointly funded by the Australian Government’s Recycling Modernisation Fund and the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative. In NSW, the grant program is administered by the NSW Environmental Trust in partnership with the NSW EPA.  

How to apply for grants

The program is being run in a 2 stage process:

Stage 1: Applications assessed by an independent technical review committee convened by the NSW government

Stage 2: NSW recommended applications will be assessed for eligibility and merit by a panel convened by the Australian government  

Guidelines and application forms are available on the NSW Environmental Trust website

These documents will provide general guidance on the aims, objectives and requirements of the program. 

Information session

An online information session about the program will be held on Monday 15 November 2021 from 2 to 3pm. 


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