Through a joint investment from the Australian and Victorian Government, 10 new recycling infrastructure projects will receive more than $15 million in funding to accelerate Victoria towards a sustainable future.
Through a joint investment from the Australian and Victorian Government, 10 new recycling infrastructure projects will receive more than $15 million in funding to accelerate Victoria towards a sustainable future, turbocharging local capacity to recycle and reuse items destined for landfill – from food scraps to soft plastics.
The grant recipients announced today, will receive funding from 3 different funds:
The funded projects will support 190 local jobs during construction and a further 75 ongoing positions.
Over the next decade, Victoria will cut waste generation by 15% and halve food and organic waste going to landfill under the Victorian Government’s $380 million circular economy policy – an action plan to transform the state’s recycling sector.
Project: Scale up an existing organic waste processing facility to enable additional diversion of wastes from landfill
Funding: $4.8 million
Project: Upgrade Thurla transfer station to a composting facility that will process local FOGO waste
Funding: $1.9 million
Project: Upgrade equipment at the Dandenong facility to improve product quality and reduce contamination
Funding: $1.5 million
Project: Upgrade Mt Wallace facility to accept Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) waste
Funding: $1.1 million
Project: Build infrastructure capable of value-adding to fines produced in current composting operations
Project: Expand capacity at Elmore Compost and Organics facility
Project: Expand the council’s existing open window composting facility to an in-vessel facility
Project: Victoria Soft Plastics Engineered Commodity (SPEC) Project
Funding: $3 million
Project: saveBOARD, making construction products from liquid paperboard and plastic packaging
Funding: $1 million
Project: BioChar Elmore - Reducing Organic Waste to Land Fill