Community Sustainability Infrastructure Fund

Last updated: 25 January 2021

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.

City of Ballarat

Project: Waste to energy feasibility study

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding approved: $100,000

City of Ballarat
Project: Establishing a mattress and furniture recycling centre

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $209,000

Moyne Shire
Project: Extension of the rock wall to protect the closed landfill from ocean erosion

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $60,000

Hepburn Shire
Project: Small scale waste to energy feasibility study

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $75,000


Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd

Project: 48kW solar system implemented across four Moreland schools

Stream: Community

Funding: $50,000

Benalla Golf Club
Project: 30.16kW system installed at the Benalla Golf Club

Stream: Community

Funding: $15,832

Lord Somers Camp and Power House
Project: Energy Efficiency and Organic Waste Reduction Program

Stream: Community

Funding: $39,313

Close the Loop
Project: Recycling asphalt additives incorporating waste tyres, paint and tonner

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $120,000


Northern Grampians Shire
Project: Identifying and addressing barriers to recycling of tyres in Stawell

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $22,000

PGM Refiners Pty Ltd
Project: Recycling plant for mechanical separation of flat panel TVs monitors and general electronic materials

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $470,000

Kia-Ora Piggery Pty LTD
Project: Expansion of waste food de-packaging facility and installation of a methane cogeneration plant

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $380,000

Mazenod College - Mulgrave
Project: Australia's largest secondary college solar PV systems stages 2 and 3 – 160kW

Stream: Community

Funding: $50,000

CBM Australia
Project: Optimised 80kW solar system on energy efficient charity building

Stream: Community

Funding: $50,000


Hepburn Shire

Project: Waste minimisation and Resource Recovery Project – Reducing Waste to Landfill – expansion of kerbside services

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $110,000

Borough of Queenscliff
Project: Kerbside green waste program

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $123,086

Morgans Supermarket (Melton and Sunbury)
Project: Strategic energy efficiency upgrades to refrigeration, air conditioning and lighting

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $23,202

Pinewood Primary School
Project: School recycling program

Stream: Community

Funding: $7,921

Kildonan Uniting Care
Project: Energy Efficiency, solar power and waste reduction for a charity

Stream: Community

Funding: $50,000

Brunswick Secondary College
Project: Recycling and waste reduction system

Stream: Community

Funding: $18,500

Glenelg Shire Council
Project: Percy Street PPR project

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $50,000

Corangamite Shire Council
Project: Waste feasibility study and organics recovery

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $200,000

Future Employment Opportunities
Project: Expanded polystyrene recycling program at Eaglehawk transfer station

Stream: Community

Funding: $30,000

Mawarra Centre Inc
Project: Wood recovery social enterprise project

Stream: Community

Funding: $50,000

Langford Arch Pty Ltd
Project: LED lighting, HVAC upgrade to commercial building in Camberwell

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $50,000

Toolamba Primary School
Project: School solar PV system

Stream: Community

Funding: $35,500

Green Collect
Project: Growing Capacity & Innovation with Hard to Recycle Materials

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $50,000

Foamex Victoria
Project: Energy efficiency improvement to the pre-expander in EPS production

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $110,000

City of Greater Geelong
Project: Energy efficiency project for multiple council buildings

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $169,275

Goulburn North Eastern Association of Community Centres
Project: Energy Efficiency for Neighbourhood Houses in the Goulburn North East

Stream: Community

Funding: $49,350

Woodend Primary School

Project: Here Comes The Sun: Stage 2 Solar Panels

Stream: Community

Funding: $15,963

Manningham City Council

Project: Street litter bins to enhance recovery

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $36,216

South Pacific Laundry
Project: Boiler energy efficiency upgrade

Stream: Local Government and Business

Funding: $35,000