Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and ICT; Medical Research; Volunteering

    More than $1m to help reduce and reuse waste

    11/07/2018 3:10 PM

    More than $1m to help reduce and reuse waste  

    • Funding awarded to 17 projects across Western Australia under the Community and Industry Engagement program
    • Projects help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill  

    Sixteen Western Australian organisations will share in funding totalling $1,005,790 to develop key waste management projects that boost recycling and improve waste management practices.


    The Waste Authority's Community and Industry Engagement program (CIE) will fund 17 new projects across the State.


    The Southern Metropolitan Regional Council secured $130,457 to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of food waste collections from multi-unit dwellings following its recent trial of a food organics/garden organics collection system in the City of Melville.


    Boomerang Alliance received $100,000 to implement an environmental engagement program – working with community groups and local businesses to reduce or eliminate problem plastics across local government areas.


    REmida Perth Inc. received $127,530 to create two community-based, self-sustaining, plastic recycling hubs designed to reuse domestic plastic waste and create a range of items including toys, containers and art works.


    The CIE program is designed to support organisations that champion better waste behaviours and community awareness, and is administered by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.


    The program enables industry, government, peak bodies, educational institutions, and community groups to secure funding.


    For more information, please click here.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "Funding under the CIE program helps 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 Government's targets - including diverting 65 per cent of metropolitan municipal solid waste from landfill by 2020.


    "Congratulations to all successful funding recipients in this round. I look forward to seeing the outcomes of your impressive projects and initiatives."


    Community and Industry Engagement Program – 2018 recipients


    City of Albany Behaviour change tools development and food waste diversion trials, $63,290


    City of Busselton Organic waste study and anaerobic digestion facility concept, $50,000.  


    City of Gosnells – Switch off plastics – campaign to reduce plastics waste, $54,150.


    Western Australian Local Government Association – Bin tagging implementation, $75,000.


    Western Metropolitan Regional Council – Evaluate and amplify community waste education, $75,005.


    City of Fremantle – Waste education trailer, $10,500.


    Curtin UniversityExtension of Waste Authority WA funded project 'Sustainable recycled aggregate concrete for various infrastructure applications', $35,000.


    Eastern Metropolitan Regional CouncilEMRC region greenwaste audit, $25,000.


    Garage Sale Trail FoundationGrow it local – promoting composting and worm farming, $75,000.


    Green Skills Inc.Educating the educators about modern cloth nappies, $8,000.


    Murdoch UniversityDeterminants of food waste and opportunities for waste reduction in the retail food sector of WA, $41,122.


    Rottnest Island Chamber of CommerceEngaging Rottnest Island businesses in waste management, $52,406.


    Southern Metropolitan Regional CouncilRecovery of food organics from multiple unit dwellings, $130,457.


    Total Environment Centre Inc. with Boomerang AllianceCommunities taking control – plastics waste reduction engagement program, $100,000.


    Cape Conservation GroupThe Salty Blue Creation Station for Ningaloo, $58,330.


    REmida Perth Inc.The plastic RE-Invention hubs, $127,530.


    Western Australian Local Government AssociationWaste and Recycle Conference 2018, $25,000.



    Minister's office:   6552 5800