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Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements Grants Program

Program snapshot

Category:  Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements Grants Program

Amounts:  Total $7 million; 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

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 $7 million to regional councils to support consolidation, closure and environmental improvements of landfills.

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 problems that arise when regional and remote landfills are poorly managed, and to support rural councils' move towards improved, benchmark techniques for managing landfills.

The grant program has involved two streams:

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

Additional support

Infrastructure Advisory Services are available for grant recipients in the Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements Grant Program (Stream 1 & 2).

Overview of support and guidance

Advisory services are available to assist council grant recipients with advice, guidance, coaching and critical feedback on procurement processes and documents. Advice may also assist in overcoming project challenges or issues.

Types of infrastructure advice could include:

  • Procurement/economic/financial: Peer review of planning approaches, or critical review of project timelines and risk plans.
  • Planning/licensing: Guidance on environmental protection licensing or development application procedures, or assistance in overcoming unforeseen planning and licensing issues.
  • Technical/engineering: Review of landfill closure management plan and design required under the Landfill consolidation stream of the grants. Ensure closure design is compatible with post closure usage. Provide advice on general layout of facility structure including security measures and fencing for all grant areas. Design of transfer stations.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with legislative and policy requirements.
  • General/other: To overcome particularly challenging problems that require additional assistance or which do not fall within the categories listed above.

Download the form at the NSW EPA Infrastructure Grant Website.

Send the form to: infrastructure.advice@epa.nsw.gov.au

An information form can be obtained by emailing wasteless.councils@epa.nsw.gov.au

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

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Page last updated: 14 March 2016