Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund – Hazardous waste (solvents) grants

Last updated: 25 January 2021

Expressions of interest for this round are now closed, with the successful recipient of this round detailed below.

  • $1.3 million has been awarded to an infrastructure project that will increase Victoria’s capacity to recycle solvents.
  • The projects funded are expected to create 8.5 new ongoing jobs and recycle up to 1600 tonnes of hazardous waste solvents per annum.

Successful recipients

Remondis Australia – Victoria/Dandenong Solvents

Funding: $1,335,069

Description: Remondis Australia will install industry-best equipment from LÖMI to establish a plant capable of processing 3000–9600 tonnes of solvent containing waste per year. The facility will be capable of recycling up to 1600 tonnes of these wastes per annum into reusable solvents for reuse by other industries.

Background

Victoria requires hazardous waste infrastructure which can safely manage the current and projected volumes of hazardous waste.

There is an estimated 15,000–29,000 tonnes per annum of liquid hazardous wastes containing recyclable solvent that needs to be managed in Victoria. Currently there is limited capacity to recycle these solvents

This funding will support the establishment of recycling infrastructure to viably increase the recycling of solvents for use in the Victorian economy.

Grant overview

Funding was available for infrastructure projects that can improve the recycling of solvents from liquid hazardous waste.

Grants will support businesses to implement eligible projects up to 25% total project capital cost, capped at $6 million per project.

Application process

This grant involved a two-stage application process:

  • Stage 1 is an EOI and is a competitive merit-based assessment process to shortlist suitable applicants. This stage closed on 8 May 2020.
  • Stage 2 is by invitation to applicants shortlisted from Stage 1 to submit a full application and business case. Further details regarding Stage 2 will be provided to successful Stage 1 applicants.

Timeline

Note: This timeline is indicative only and may change.

  • February 2020 – EOI opened
  • 10 March 2020 – information session
  • 3pm Friday 8 May 2020 – EOI closed
  • June 2020 – notification of outcome
  • July 2020 – shortlisted EOI applicants will be invited to Stage 2 to submit a business case
  • September 2020 – submissions of Stage 2 business case close
  • January 2021– round one grant recipient announced
  • January 2021 – funding agreement established
  • March 2021 – round one project commenced
  • Q1 2021 – future round to be opened
  • 30 March 2024 – project commissioned and operational