NSW WLRM Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement (RRFEE) grants

By MRA Consulting Group

The NSW EPA has released its third round of Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement (RRFEE) grants under the $337 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM).

EPA logo 2017The new grants, open to councils, not-for-profits, NGOs, groups of councils and the private sector, offer funding to deliver improvements to existing licensed recycling facilities 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 Expansions or enhancements to existing licensed facilities

Priorities
Recovery of recyclables from sorted/unsorted waste from business and households, reuse, recycling and reprocessing of recyclable materials*, processing and stabilisation of residual business, industry and household waste. C&D Facilities are strongly encouraged to apply

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

$100,000 to $1,000,000, 50% of capital costs

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 Wednesday 20 December 2017

*Including paper, glass, metals, tyres, rubber, wood/timber including engineered timbers, copper chrome arsenate (CCA) treated timber and other treated timbers, plastics, cardboard and consumer packaging, e-waste, plasterboard and other C&D wastes (excluding asbestos and contaminated waste).

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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