Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

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

    Grants to improve waste management in WA

    26/06/2019 9:00 AM
    • ​More than $2.29 million shared between 28 projects for waste avoidance and recovery
    • Local projects support the State's Waste Strategy 2030
    • New local plastics reprocessing

    Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has today announced grants of $2.29 million - much of it for infrastructure - to improve waste management and increase recycling across Western Australia.


    Twenty-eight projects across the State will share in the funding, following independent panel assessments of 90 applications to the latest grants round of the Community and Industry Engagement (CIE) program.


    Projects that improve recovery and reuse of focus materials in the State Government's Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 - including plastics, glass, construction and demolition, food organics and garden organics - and initiatives that encourage behaviour change were targeted in the funding through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.


    A number of grant recipients have received grant funding to develop WA's plastics recycling capacity, including two grants to Greenbatch for reprocessing equipment and education facilities, and a grant to Precious Plastics Margaret River for a community recycling project in the South-West.


    At least 30 jobs are expected to be created through the projects funded - including two jobs for people with disability through an $11,000 grant to Good Samaritan Industries to convert scrap cardboard into packaging material.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "I'm encouraged by the high level of interest in the CIE program to improve how we manage our waste.


    "The community shift to treating waste as a resource shows we are well on our way to owning our impact.


    "I'm keen to see more recycling and reprocessing of plastics locally here in Western Australia.


    "I am pleased to see that a number of organisations are developing our local ability to recycle plastics and welcome the increase in this capacity.


    "In our waste strategy released earlier this year, the State Government is clear that we want at least 75 per cent of waste generated to be reused or recycled by 2030. 


    "This program is just one way we can support industry and the community to help achieve this target and bring some of their very best projects to life.


    "I congratulate all successful funding recipients and look forward to seeing the outcomes of your initiatives."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800


    Community and Industry Engagement program - 2019 funding recipients


    Stream 1 - General

    OrganisationProject nameGrant
    Albany Community Environment CentreIdentify Frivolous, Cryptic And Dumb Plastic By Educating The Educator$23,126
    Chairay Sustainable Plastic Company Pty LtdWestern Australia Plastic Processing Plant$93,000
    City of CockburnCommercial Food Waste Trial$18,257
    Katanning Land Conservation District CommitteeThe Katanning Food Service Industry - Tackling Waste Together$35,245
    Mindarie Regional CouncilMindarie Regional Council FOGO Trial - Compost Testing$81,450
    Repair Café FremantleRepair Café Fremantle$5,250
    Rottnest Island AuthorityEngaging Rottnest Island Visitors in Waste Management$52,405
    Total Green Recycling Pty LtdE-Waste education for WA residents, government bodies and businesses$42,740
    Western Australian Local Government AssociationWaste Summit in a non-metropolitan area/regional centre$10,000
    Western Australian Local Government AssociationBin tagging program implementation$75,000
    Western Australian Local Government AssociationWaste and Recycle Conference sponsorship$26,000


    Stream 2 - Infrastructure

    OrganisationProject nameGrant
    City of CockburnExpansion of cardboard recycling at Henderson Waste Recovery Park$27,000
    City of Greater GeraldtonReuse and Recycle Shop Baler Upgrade$114,000
    Good Samaritan IndustriesCardboard Recycler System$11,000
    Greenbatch Pty LtdPET and HDPE Plastic Reprocessing Infrastructure$93,442
    Greenbatch Foundation LtdInstallation of the Educational Facility Workshop Space$25,748
    Green Machines LabPilot program for onshore plastics recycling and reprocessing infrastructure$138,190
    Green Machines LabPilot program for sorting facility of plastic waste in Henderson Waste Recovery Park$141,661
    MicroZinc Pty Ltd (ATF WKD Trust)Landfill Class 3 C&I / C&D Waste Diversion and Recovery$101,780
    Precious Plastics Margaret RiverPrecious Plastics Margaret River$60,000
    Shire of BroomeGlass Crushing Equipment$130,000
    Shire of ColliePurchase and Construction of Reuse Shed$45,000
    Shire of NorthamOld Quarry Road Transfer Station and Reuse Shop$310,000
    Shire of ExmouthCommunity Cans $67,300
    Soft Landing Mattress RecyclingMattress Recycling Processing Upgrades for Foam and Steel Recovery$171,600
    Total Green Recycling Pty LtdRemoval of contaminates from plastic streams using optical sorting and screening technologies$117,040
    Town of Port HedlandSouth Hedland Community Recycling Centre$150,000
    Waste Stream Management Pty LtdUse of Water Separation Technology to Produce High Grade Aggregates$130,500