Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services

    Funding for waste avoidance projects

    24/05/2017 8:30 AM
     
    • ​New round of funding for Community and Industry Engagement Program
    • $212,950 awarded to five WA projects

    Four Western Australian organisations will share nearly $215,000 to develop key waste management projects that boost recycling and improve waste management practices.

     

    The McGowan Labor Government's Community and Industry Engagement Program will fund five new projects across the State.

     

    The City of Cockburn secured nearly $130,000 to promote the rollout of its three-bin kerbside collection service.  The funding will help the city to educate residents about the third wheelie bin which is being introduced to recycle garden waste.

     

    Curtin University received $50,000 to study the use of construction and demolition wastes as a complete replacement for raw natural aggregates in concretes.

     

    Two Western Australian Local Government Association initiatives - kerbside bin tagging and improving waste management for multiple dwelling housing developments - attracted funding totalling $25,000.

     

    The Community and Industry Engagement Program is administered by the Waste Authority and funded through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.

     

    For more information, visit http://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au/programs/cie/

     

    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

     

    "These grants will help the successful applicants reduce the volume of waste sent to landfill.

     

    "The program's main aim is to support projects that contribute to achieving the McGowan Labor Government's targets - including diverting 65 per cent of metropolitan municipal solid waste and 75 per cent of construction and demolition waste from landfill by 2020.

     

    "The Better Bins program is key to supporting the State's recycling targets and this Community and Industry Engagement funding will help ensure a successful take-up by Cockburn residents."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5800

     

    Community and Industry Engagement Program - Second Round 2017 Recipients

     

    City of Cockburn - $129,704 to support a Better Bins three-bin rollout, including a source separation and education program and a community education and engagement program to complement the garden waste bin implementation;

     

    Curtin University - $50,000 to conduct a feasibility study, including technical and sustainability assessment on the effectiveness of the use of construction and demolition wastes as a complete replacement of raw natural aggregates in concretes;

     

    Western Australian Local Government Association - $10,000 for a bin tagging program to develop resources and conduct a direct, household by household, intervention that helps to increase recycling and reduce contamination in the recycling, general waste and organics bins;

     

    Western Australian Local Government Association - $15,000 to develop better practice guidelines for managing waste from multiple dwelling developments; and

     

    Greenskills Inc. - $8,246 for the Sew Cool project - a local Denmark initiative that will upcycle old, stained or normally un-reusable clothing and materials that would otherwise go to landfill.