Community Sustainability Infrastructure Fund

The Community Sustainability Infrastructure Fund is closed and Sustainability Victoria is no longer accepting applications under this program.

The objective of the program is to support small to moderate scale infrastructure projects demonstrating best practice and/or innovation that facilitates recycling, energy efficiency and/or local environmental improvement.

The fund comprises two streams:

  • Community grants to community organisations, charities, and schools for infrastructure projects that achieve either a sustainable energy or resource recovery outcome
  • Local Government and business grants to support both feasibility studies and capital expenditure to achieve resource and energy efficiency, resource recovery and/or local environmental improvement outcomes.

Funded organisations and projects

The following organisations and projects have been approved to be funded.

Applicant Project summary Stream Funding approved
City of Ballarat Waste to energy feasibility study Local Government and Business $100,000
City of Ballarat Establishing a mattress and furniture recycling centre LG and Business $209,000
Moyne Shire Extension of the rock wall to protect the closed landfill from ocean erosion LG and Business $60,000
Hepburn Shire Small scale waste to energy feasibility study LG and Business $75,000
Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd 48kW solar system implemented across four Moreland schools Community $50,000
Benalla Golf Club 30.16kW system installed at the Benalla Golf Club Community $15,832
Lord Somers Camp and Power House Energy Efficiency and Organic Waste Reduction Program Community $39,313
Close the Loop Recycling asphalt additives incorporating waste tyres, paint and tonner LG and Business $120,000
Northern Grampians Shire Identifying and addressing barriers to recycling of tyres in Stawell LG and Business $22,000
PGM Refiners Pty Ltd Recycling plant for mechanical separation of flat panel TVs monitors and general electronic materials LG and Business $470,000
Kia-Ora Piggery Pty LTD Expansion of waste food de-packaging facility and installation of a methane cogeneration plant LG and Business $380,000
Mazenod College - Mulgrave Australia's largest secondary college solar PV systems stages 2 and 3 – 160kW Community $50,000
CBM Australia Optimised 80kW solar system on energy efficient charity building Community $50,000
Hepburn Shire Waste minimisation and Resource Recovery Project – Reducing Waste to Landfill – expansion of kerbside services LG and Business $110,000
Borough of Queenscliff Kerbside green waste program LG and Business $123,086
Morgans Supermarket (Melton and Sunbury) Strategic energy efficiency upgrades to refrigeration, air conditioning and lighting LG and Business $23,202
Pinewood Primary School School recycling program Community $7,921
Kildonan Uniting Care Energy Efficiency, solar power and waste reduction for a charity Community $50,000
Brunswick Secondary College Recycling and waste reduction system Community $18,500
Glenelg Shire Council Percy Street PPR project LG and Business $50,000
Corangamite Shire Council Waste feasibility study and organics recovery LG and Business $200,000
Future Employment Opportunities Expanded polystyrene recycling program at Eaglehawk transfer station Community $30,000
Mawarra Centre Inc Wood recovery social enterprise project Community $50,000
Langford Arch Pty Ltd LED lighting, HVAC upgrade to commercial building in Camberwell LG and Business $50,000
Toolamba Primary School School solar PV system Community $35,500
Green Collect Growing Capacity & Innovation with Hard to Recycle Materials LG and Business $50,000
Foamex Victoria Energy efficiency improvement to the pre-expander in EPS production LG and Business $110,000
City of Greater Geelong Energy efficiency project for multiple council buildings LG and Business $169,275
Goulburn North Eastern Association of Community Centres Energy Efficiency for Neighbourhood Houses in the Goulburn North East Community $49,350
Woodend Primary School Here Comes The Sun: Stage 2 Solar Panels Community $15,963
Manningham City Council Street litter bins to enhance recovery LG and Business $36,216
South Pacific Laundry Boiler energy efficiency upgrade LG and Business $35,000