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Support for rural and regional councils - Transfers Station Upgrade Fund

photo of an open gate to Creswick Transfer Station shows the drive-way up to the station.
Creswick Transfer Station photo, kindly provided by Hepburn Shire Council

Victoria’s rural and regional councils have a unique and important role in delivering a recycling system all Victorians can rely on. Dispersed populations and greater distances to travel in rural and regional Victoria mean that having four household bins is not always practical. The cost of providing these services is a burden on council budgets and households.

The Victorian Government has allocated up to $20 million to support rural and regional councils. This will provide households with access to glass, food organics and garden organics collection services through new or upgraded recycling transfer stations or drop-off facilities.

The Transfer Station Upgrade Fund puts the needs of rural and regional communities at the forefront of statewide reforms to our recycling system and will stimulate local economies and create jobs. It will keep jobs in the local community and reduce the amount of waste that travels to metro Melbourne for sorting.

Updates on successful projects will be provided upon availability.

Reviewed 19 May 2021

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