Victorian Circular Economy Recycling Modernisation Fund – Funded projects

Last updated: 6 October 2022
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Number of recipients to date: 22
Total funding awarded to date: $71,621,081
All projects to be completed by: 30 March 2024
Prior to 1 July 2022, this fund was named the Recycling Victoria Recycling Modernisation Fund.

Funding for infrastructure projects (new infrastructure or upgrades) that:

  • address materials subject to the Australian Government’s waste export bans
  • increase the capacity and capability of Victoria’s resource recovery sector and/or
  • improve the quality of available materials for reprocessing and remanufacturing.

$5.1 million was awarded to 6 infrastructure projects under Round 1 of the Victorian Circular Economy Recycling Modernisation Fund.

$24.5 million has been awarded to 11 projects under Round 2 of the Victorian Circular Economy Recycling Modernisation Fund, including 2 projects awarded funding under the Recycling Modernisation Fund – regional and remote funding round.

The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments are also jointly providing $42 million to 5 projects.

The projects funded will create almost 290 ongoing full-time jobs and process up to 352,000 tonnes of glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, and tyre waste each year.

These projects were co-funded by the Victorian Government and the Australian Government.

For background, view the Materials recycling infrastructure funding guidelines.

Fund recipients

Australian Government Recycling Modernisation Fund

The Recycling Modernisation Fund is an Australian Government initiative that is investing over $190 million to expand Australia’s capacity to sort, process and remanufacture recycled materials such as plastic, paper, cardboard, tyres and glass. The fund will assist Australia to respond to the waste export ban.

An additional round of Regional and Remote funding under the Recycling Modernisation Fund was also made available to address waste infrastructure gaps in regional and remote areas of Australia. This funding will increase the sorting, processing, and manufacturing or remanufacturing capacity of regional and remote locations.

The Recycling Modernisation Fund is being distributed by state and territory governments. Funding allocated to Victoria from the Recycling Modernisation Fund will be delivered via the Victorian Circular Economy Recycling Modernisation Fund.

For more information, visit the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water website.

More information

This grant program is closed, but you can email us if you have any queries.