Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Medical Research; Volunteering

    Grants to improve waste management in WA

    18/11/2019 10:30 AM
    • $1.17 million shared between 13 organisations for waste projects
    • Projects support the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030

    The Community and Industry Engagement (CIE) program aims to support organisations that promote better waste management operations, behaviours, practices and awareness.


    Wrapping up National Recycling Week, Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today announced $1.17 million in grants to thirteen organisations across Western Australia, following independent panel assessments of applications for the latest round of the CIE program.


    The successful projects focus on improving recovery and reuse of the materials identified in the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 such as plastics, construction and demolition waste, food organics and garden organics (FOGO) waste, as well as initiatives promoting behaviour change.


    The combination of infrastructure and general projects are expected to help create jobs across the State, while supporting the Strategy's objectives to avoid waste, recover more value and resources from waste and protect the environment.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


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


    "The community shift to treat waste as a resource shows that we are well on our way to getting our waste sorted.


    "In line with the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 released earlier this year, the State Government is clear that it wants 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 and bring some of the best projects to life.


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


    Minister's office - 6552 5800


    Community and Industry Engagement Program - 2019-20 funding recipients



    OrganisationProject NameGrant
    Chairay Sustainable Plastic Company Pty LtdOnshore HDPE, PET plastics processing facility$200,000
    Cleanaway OperationsFood Organic Green Organic (FOGO) Decontamination Line$250,000
    Salvos StoresSalvos Stores E-Waste, Metals and Battery Recycling Logistics$52,442
    Serpentine Jarrahdale Men's ShedUpcycling / Reusing Wooden Pallets$13,455
    WA RecyclingNew recycling facility for civil, construction and demolition materials$245,000
    WorkpowerSalon Solutions - Hairdressing Industry Recycling Project (Perth)$24,069




    OrganisationProject NameGrant
    ActiveSustainabilityExpanding construction and demolition recycled waste markets in WA$62,260
    Garage Sale Trail FoundationGarage Sale Trail 2020$85,375
    Green Skills Inc - AlbanyThe F Project: Fashionistas, Farms, Festivals, Fermenting and Forgotten Skills$49,520
    Green Skills Inc - MurdochModern Cloth Nappy Kits for Regional Hospitals$8,000
    Holonic Pty LtdCircular Economy Perth: 2020 community event series$9,792
    WALGABin Tagging Program$100,000
    Youth Affairs Council of Western AustraliaSupporting youth waste reduction through peer education$61,100