$6.5 M program that targets large scale projects that will recover over 100,000 tonnes of waste per annum.
The $6.5 million Resource Recovery Infrastructure (RRI) fund will provide funding to organisations to install infrastructure to process in excess of 100,000 tonnes per annum of waste, principally from the commercial and industrial sector, for:
- sorting and separating mixed commercial and industrial sector waste streams to recover recyclable material; and/or
- managing, treating or stabilising commercial and industrial sector-derived organics; and/or
- treating residual waste to produce process engineered fuels or energy.
The focus of the Resource Recovery Infrastructure fund is to encourage the installation of infrastructure to recover, treat or use commercial and industrial sector waste.
- The commercial and industrial sector waste is defined as solid waste generated from trade, commercial and industrial activities including the government sector
- It includes waste from offices, manufacturing, factories, schools, universities, state and government operations and small to medium businesses (for example, food waste)
- To achieve the processing target of more than 100,000 tonnes of waste per year, commercial and industrial sector waste is able to be augmented with waste from municipal solid waste (MSW) or construction and demolition (C&D) sector waste
Funding of $6.5 million is available to the Victorian waste processing and recycling sector for Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund projects that demonstrate an ability to meet the objectives and criteria of the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund and will be implemented by 30 June 2016. Resource Recovery Infrastructure Funding will be in the range of $1 million to $4 million on the basis of $1 contribution from Sustainability Victoria for a minimum $3 contribution by industry.
Eligible Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund projects must:
- Process 100,000 tonnes of waste or more per year with a target recovery rate or use of waste of at least 75 percent mainly from the commercial and industrial sector, by:
- sorting and separating mixed commercial and industrial sector waste streams to recover recyclable material and/or
- managing, treating or stabilising commercial and industrial sector-derived organics and/or
- treating the residual commercial and industrial sector waste stream to produce processed engineered fuels or energy
- Install, commission and be processing and recovering the required levels of waste by 30 June 2016
- Be a legal entity and have a current Australian Business Number (ABN)
- Meet the co-contribution requirement of the fund
- Be willing to provide information to the Victorian Recycling Industries Annual Survey
Examples of Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund projects that will be considered include:
- Pre-sort infrastructure, which may be located at the front of landfills, resource recovery facilities or at strategically located collection points, to process residual commercial and industrial sector waste to recover recyclables (e.g. paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, metals and timber)
- Infrastructure to stabilise commercial and industrial sector organics through mechanical biological treatment or anaerobic processing
- Infrastructure to manage, treat or recover commercial and industrial sector-derived organics (such as using anaerobic digesters) through the installation of precinct or wider scale solutions management and treatment of organics
- Processing infrastructure to treat the residual commercial and industrial sector waste stream to produce process engineered fuel products or energy
The Resource Recovery Infrastructure fund will be open to the Victorian materials recovery and reprocessing industry, including:
- private industry
- local government associations
- waste management groups
- tertiary institutions
- not-for-profit organisations working in waste recovery and recycling.
The Resource Recovery Infrastructure fund has a two stage application process:
- Stage 1 - Eligible organisations are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) that will include a preliminary business case that will be competitively assessed by a panel of senior industry and government representatives.
- Stage 2 - Organisational shortlisted from the assessment of Stage 1 Expressions of Interest will be invited to develop a detailed business case for assessment.
The Expression of Interest period closes at 3.00 pm, 15 March 2013
Shortlisted applicants will be offered initial funding to assist with the development of a full business case. The business case will form the basis for the final application Resource Recovery Infrastructure Funding. The business case will be assessed by a panel of senior industry and government experts who may also draw on advice from relevant technical experts. Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund applicants may also be requested to give a presentation on their proposal to the assessment panel. The submission of a business case does not guarantee funding.
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