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$34.9 million over three years for recycling infrastructure

The Regional Recycling Fund will invest $34.9 million over 3 years to contribute to regional economic recovery from COVID-19 through investing in recycling infrastructure and jobs.

The Victorian Government has invested over $515 million to transform Victoria’s waste and recycling industry. This includes $380 million to deliver the Victorian Government’s circular economy policy, Recycling Victoria: a new economy, which will fundamentally reduce waste, boost jobs, and establish a recycling system Victorians can rely on.

Round 2 - Funding for small Material Recovery Facilities

Round 2 of the Regional Recycling Fund, aims to reduce the costs associated with transporting recyclable materials in regional Victoria. It will invest up to $25 million in small regional material recovery (sorting) facilities. These facilities:

  • generate direct and indirect local economic benefits
  • create opportunities for the retention and reuse of materials locally
  • reduce transport costs, by creating local sources of material for reuse
  • increase transport efficiencies through consolidation of volumes and higher compaction rates.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) closed on Thursday 27 October 22.

We are currently processing EOI applications to progress to the next stage of developing business cases.

Round 1

Round 1 of the Regional Recycling Fund provided grants of up to $500,000 per regionally significant resource recovery facility, to help upgrade infrastructure for recyclable materials including cardboard, plastic, paper, glass and mixed recyclables.

For more information about what projects were eligible, please refer to the program guidelines.

The following projects were funded:

Recipient Facility Name Amount
Campaspe Shire Council Echuca Resource Recovery Centre $120,193
City of Greater Geelong Geelong Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Station $328,900
East Gippsland Shire Council Bairnsdale Regional Landfill $301,500
G T Recycling Pty Ltd G T Recycling $146,000
Greater Bendigo City Council Eaglehawk Landfill & Transfer Station $260,000
Greater Bendigo City Council Strathfieldsaye Resource Recovery Centre $360,000
Greater Shepparton City Council Ardmona Resource Recovery Centre $63,800
Greater Shepparton City Council Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre $342,000
Southern Grampians Shire Council Hamilton Transfer Station 500,000
The Lions Club of Dimboola Inc The Lion's Club of Dimboola Inc. $110,000
Wodonga City Council Wodonga Transfer Station $460,000

Reviewed 28 November 2022

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