NSW WLRM Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure (MRRI) grants

By MRA Consulting Group

The NSW EPA has released its third round of Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure (MRRI) grants under the $337 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM).

#1888 EPA Logo copy2The new grants, open to councils, not-for-profits, NGOs, groups of councils and the private sector, offer funding to deliver new infrastructure projects in levy-paying areas of NSW, with the aim of increasing diversion from landfill. The new grant funding is summarised below:

Eligible applicants Project requirements Funding per applicant Closing date
Councils, not-for-profits, NGOs, groups of councils and the private sector New infrastructure that recycles additional material. Projects must be commissioned by January 2020.

Recovery of recyclables from sorted/unsorted waste from business and households, reuse, recycling and reprocessing of recyclable materials, energy recovery* from residual business and household waste.

What will be funded?
Construction of facilities, sheds, buildings, civil, planning approvals, variations to EPL.

What will not be funded?
Facilities for food/garden organics, land acquisition, venture capital, operational expenses, works already completed or commenced, new facilities that do not divert additional waste from landfill.

$1,000,000 to $5,000,000, 50% of capital costs for private industry and NFPs/NGOs.

$1,000,000 to $10,000,000, 50% of capital costs for NSW councils, groups of councils.

Special consideration: certain councils in regional/rural areas of NSW may be eligible for special consideration, qualifying them for funding of up to 75% of capital costs.

5pm Thursday 2 November 2017

*Proposals involving Energy from Waste technology need to provide details that confirm compliance with the NSW EfW Policy

MRA has submitted more than 150 successful WLRM grant applications to date, winning more than $40M in funding for our clients.

MRA can provide a one-stop shop to maximise your chances of success. If your Council is interested in any of the above grant programs, please contact us at info@mraconsulting.com.au or on (02) 8541 6169.

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