Litter Innovation Fund – Funded projects

Last updated: 8 April 2022
Number of recipients to date: 44
Total funding awarded to date: $650,000
All projects to be completed by: October 2020

Projects funded to provide support for approaches that prevent and reduce the impact of litter and illegal dumping.

Fund recipients

Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation Ltd

Project summary: Provision of innovative bins and community education.

Project partner: Life Saving Victoria.

Funding: $19,800

Banyule City Council

Project summary: Engagement, education and infrastructure targeted to a retail area.

Project partners: Bell Street Mall Traders Association, Melbourne Polytechnic, St Pius X School and the Darebin Creek Management Committee.

Funding: $20,000

Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group (WRRG)

Project summary: Delivery and expansion of the Better Buds Campaign to address plastic cotton bud stem litter in the marine environment.

Project partner: Beach Patrol 3280.

Funding: $37,416

Bass Coast Shire Council

Project summary: Provide educational information via special waste management mascots (life-sized kerbside bin characters) at local summer events.

Funding: $5,117

Project summary: Glow in the dark signage and waste transfer station tours.

Project partners: Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GWRRG) and waste contractors Wonthaggi Recyclers and Ace Contacting.

Funding: $8,500

Baw Baw Shire Council

Project summary: Installation of six poles with security cameras to reduce the amount of illegal dumping occurring in green space hot spots.

Funding: $10,000

Bellarine Catchment Network (formerly Swan Bay Integrated Catchment Management Committee)

Project summary: Innovative signage.

Project partners: Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Management, City of Greater Geelong, Community corrective services, and Green Army, Borough of Queenscliff.

Funding: $20,000

Bendigo Senior Secondary College

Project summary: Clean up Whipstick Forest and bring education into the classroom and to the broader community, driven by students.

Project partners: Conservation Volunteers and Parks Victoria.

Funding: $5,000

Brimbank City Council

Project summary: Building surveillance infrastructure, stencilling and letterbox engagement.

Project partners: Brooklyn Industrial Precinct Strategy Committee and Brooklyn Business Network.

Funding: $13,000

Cardinia Shire Council

Project summary: Installation of surveillance cameras at local dumping hot spots with metal signs advising of monitoring at sites and supporting communications activities to promote the project.

Funding: $6,000

City of Greater Bendigo

Project summary: Introduction of recycling bins and associated signage at recreation reserves.

Funding: $6,300

City of Greater Dandenong

Project summary: Network development, mascot costume for face-to-face engagement and enforcement.

Project partners: Monash City Council, City of Casey, Manningham Council, Hobsons Bay City Council, Litter Enforcement Officer's network (LEOn), local shopping centres, and design and development contractors.

Funding: $19,000

City of Kingston

Project summary: The project incorporates infrastructure, enforcement, community engagement and education in order to reduce illegal dumping in Kingston’s green wedge.

Funding: $9,850

City of Port Phillip

Project summary: Develop a short e-waste film involving community members and produce surveys to measure residents' awareness of e-waste recycling.

Funding: $7,750

City of Port Phillip

Project summary: Development of a standard and kits for waste and litter-free events.

Project partners: Port Phillip EcoCentre, St Kilda Primary School, Albert Park Primary School, St Columba's Primary School, Elwood Primary School, St. Kilda and Balaclava Kindergarten, and community group centres.

Funding: $9,850

City of Whittlesea

Project summary: Introduce mobile bulky waste collections.

Project partners: Places Victoria, Aurora Community Association and local real estate agents.

Funding: $15,000

Connectsus Pty Ltd

Project summary: The 'Binasys' project will install Ultrasonic Level Sensor (ULS) technology to provide a live demand profile of each public litter bin.

Project partners: Boroondara, Nillumbik and Yarra City councils.

Funding: $15,000

Corangamite Shire Council

Project summary: Trial of 2 compactable litter bins in the town of Lismore.

Funding: $10,000

East Gippsland Shire Council

Project summary: Incentives for customers and businesses.

Funding: $6,450

Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group (WRRG)

Project summary: A roadside litter campaign addressing litter from vehicles on major transport routes.

Project partners: VicRoads, Moorabool, Ballarat, Pyrenees, Ararat, Northern Grampians, Horsham, Hindmarsh and West Wimmera, Central Goldfields, Hepburn, Golden Plains and Yarriambiack, and Driver Reviver.

Funding: $20,000

Greater Shepparton City Council

Project summary: Installation of surveillance cameras at green spaces identified as illegal dumping hot spots with complementary signage and a strategic communications plan to influence behaviour in the project area.

Funding: $10,000

Project summary: Produce educational signage to be installed on public litter bins located in the CBD and at Victoria Park Lake.

Funding: $20,000

Half Moon Bay Life Saving and Swimming Club Inc

Project summary: Art project using litter collected on the beach.

Project partners: Life Saving Victoria, Marine Care, Replas, Bron's Art Classes and Bayside City Council.

Funding: $20,000

Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (LMWRRG)

Project summary: Develop a guide for community groups, local government, land managers and event managers to prevent and reduce litter from events.

Funding: $50,000

Maribyrnong City Council

Project summary: A campaign on removal of bins.

Project partners: Friends of Maribyrnong Valley, Friends of Stony Creek and Friends of the History Gardens.

Funding: $20,000

Merri Creek Management Committee

Project summary: A community campaign to address 4 key litter issues in Coburg: cigarette butts, illegal dumping, plastic, and dog excrement through guided walks, stormwater and catchment education, and a wetland sculpture.

Project partner: Moreland City Council.

Funding: $20,000

Monash City Council

Project summary: A CALD student project to raise awareness about and reduce the amount of illegally dumped waste.

Project partners: Monash University and WM Waste.

Funding: $14,500

Mount Buller Mount Stirling Resort Management

Project summary: Waste kits for bushwalkers and skiers, and innovative signage.

Project partners: North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group (NEWRRG), Mount Stirling Volunteer Ski Patrol, 4SITE Australia and Monash University.

Funding: $10,000

Moyne Shire Council

Project summary: A communications and engagement plan using bin stickers and bin audits to educate residents on how to recycle properly.

Funding: $8,500

Phillip Island Nature Park

Project summary: Development and delivery of school action plans to prevent marine debris.

Project partners: Phillip Island Nature Park rangers, Wildlife Coast Cruises, South Coast Bus Lines and Bass Coast Shire Council.

Funding: $20,000

San Remo Foreshore Committee of Management Inc

Project summary: Face-to-face education and a litter sculpture.

Project partner: San Remo Fisherman's Co-operative.

Funding: $10,000

South Gippsland Shire Council

Project summary: Undertake kerbside bin audits in a target area, run targeted education sessions in local pre-schools, and work with supermarkets to educate customers on what materials can be recycled.

Funding: $8,500

Project summary: Face-to-face engagement, signage and enforcement.

Project partners: Country Fire Authority (CFA) and South Gippsland Water.

Funding: $14,000

Southern Cross Recycling Group Pty Ltd

Project summary: A purpose built trailer providing a collection point for small household items and clothing.

Project partners: City of Whittlesea and City of Maribyrnong.

Funding: $10,000

Project summary: Testing communications and infrastructure interventions at clothing recycling banks.

Project partner: Monash City Council.

Funding: $10,000

Strathbogie Shire Council

Project summary: Bin and fish cleaning infrastructure and signage.

Project partners: Goulburn Murray Water, Nagambie Action Group and Nagambie Men's Shed.

Funding: $10,000

Streamline Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd

Project summary: Produce an ducational video

Project partners: Deep Blue Stock Images, Jarrod Boord Photography, Bellarine Catchment Network and Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Management.

Funding: $20,000

Tangaroa Blue Foundation

Project summary: Development and delivery of council Source Reduction Plans.

Project partners: City of Port Phillip, Wyndham City Council, Kingston City Council, Hobsons Bay City Council, City of Melbourne, City of Greater Geelong and Bayside City Council.

Funding: $19,790

Wangaratta Rural City Council

Project summary: Installation of pop-up recycling stations at supermarkets, tours of the local Material Recovery Facility (MRF), and run 'recycle right' workshops for community members.

Funding: $8,500

Warrnambool City Council

Project summary: Targeting dog excrement in public open spaces through infrastructure, enforcement, incentives and education.

Project partners: South West Fishcare, Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Network, Friends of the Merri Marine Sanctuary, MAD for the Merri, Plastic Free Alliance, Modern Dog Training Inc, Warrnambool Dog Training Inc, East Warrnambool Primary School, Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School, Brauer College and Warrnambool College.

Funding: $20,000

Wyndham City Council

Project summary: Liaison with developers, builders and tradespeople, using a pledge system, to tackle construction litter issues.

Project partners: Wolfdene Property Development Group, Point Cook Open Spaces and Beach Patrol.

Funding: $15,000

Project summary: Installation of pop-up bulky waste collection stations.

Project partners: Julia Gillard Library and Tarneit Community Centre, SKM Recycling and Four Season.

Funding: $20,000

Yarra City Council

Project summary: Engage with local businesses, residents and school communities to reduce littering behaviour in the retail area of Queens Parade.

Funding: $10,000

Project summary: A pride of place engagement campaign.

Project partners: Melbourne Farmers Market, Collingwood Children’s Farm, CSIRO, Waterwatch and Fairfield Canoe Club.

Funding: $18,000

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