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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Waste and recycling

Funding for voluntary regional waste groups

Program snapshot

Category: Dedicated funding for groups of councils

Amounts: Total funding of $13 million; individual funding of $790,000 to $2.5 million

Eligible bodies: Voluntary regional waste groups area

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

Status: Applications closed

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) supports Renew NSW, which represents eight voluntary regional waste management groups covering 96 councils and 1.8 million people in rural and regional NSW.

Working together over the past 12 years, these groups have improved collaboration across their regions, improved waste service delivery in regional and rural areas, developed consistent research methods, shared skills and resources, and negotiated cost-effective contracts.

The EPA provided $2.5 million in funding to voluntary regional waste groups in 2013–14, and will provide a further $8.19 million progressively over the three-year period from 2014–15 to 2016–17.

Participants

Regional group

Funding (over 4 years)

Participating local councils

North East Waste (NEWaste)*

Waste strategy

$1,228,479

Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Lismore, Kyogle, Richmond Valley, Tweed

Northern Inland Regional Waste (NIRW)

Waste strategy

 

$1,400,037

Armidale Dumaresq, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah, Guyra, Gwydir, Inverell, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha

MIDWASTE*

Waste strategy

$1,260,213

Great Lakes, Gloucester, Greater Taree, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Kempsey, Nambucca, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour

NetWaste

Waste Strategy

$2,509,485

Bathurst, Blayney, Blue Mountains, Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cabonne, Central Darling, Cobar, Coonamble, Cowra, Dubbo, Forbes, Gilgandra, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Walgett, Warren, Warrumbungle, Weddin, Wellington

Riverina East Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)

Waste strategy

 

$1,138,896

Bland, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Greater Hume, Gundagai, Junee, Lockhart, Temora, Tumbarumba, Tumut, Urana, Wagga Wagga

Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils (RAMROC), Murray Waste Group

Waste strategy

$1,039,790

Albury City, Balranald, Berrigan, Conargo, Corowa, Deniliquin, Greater Hume, Hay, Jerilderie, Murray, Urana, Wakool, Wentworth

RAMROC Riverina Waste Group

Waste strategy

$791,474

Carrathool, Griffith, Hay, Jerilderie, Leeton, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera

Canberra Region Joint Organisation

Waste Strategy

$1,321,626

Bega Valley, Boorowa, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Harden, Palerang, Queanbeyan City, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan, Yass Valley, Young

TOTAL

$10,690,000

 

More information

Waste and Resource Recovery Branch
Regional Delivery Team
Phone: (02) 9995 6883
Email: wasteless.recyclemore@epa.nsw.gov.au

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Page last updated: 16 September 2015