Up to $250,000 is available from Community and Industry Engagement Program to support projects that contribute to the waste strategy’s objectives and targets.
Community and Industry Engagement Program
The Community and Industry Engagement Program (CIE) provides funding to organisations for the delivery of projects that aim to avoid waste, recover more value and resources from waste, and protect the environment.
Western Australia’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 includes a vision for Western Australia to become a sustainable low-waste, circular economy in which human health and the environment are protected from the impacts of waste. The strategy contains objectives to avoid waste, recover more value and resources from waste, and protect the environment.
The Community and Industry Engagement (CIE) program is a State Government program administered by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation acting for the Waste Authority, which supports projects that contribute to the Waste Strategy’s objectives and targets.
The objectives of the Community and Industry Engagement are aligned with the objectives of the Waste Strategy. Assessment of applications for funding will focus on projects and events that align with the following priorities:
- projects that support the Waste Strategy’s objectives to avoid waste, recover more value and resources from waste, and protect the environment; and
- projects relating to focus materials, including plastics, paper and cardboard, organics (including food organics), construction and demolition waste, metals, glass, textiles and hazardous waste (non-domestic).
CIE funding will be available to support organisations in the delivery of implementationready projects that are supported by well-developed and fully costed project plans.
The aim of the CIE Recycling Infrastructure Funding Stream is to support investment in local recycling infrastructure that contributes to the achievement of the Waste Strategy’s objectives, targets and guiding principles.
Funding is offered under 2 streams:
- funding of up to $250,000
- supports investment in recycling infrastructure
General Funding Stream
- funding of up to $100,000
- supports projects and education programs that promote behaviour change
A wide range of projects and events may be eligible for funding, providing they meet the eligibility criteria. Projects may include: implementation of waste management initiatives and programs (including new infrastructure); educational programs; development and implementation of waste management guidelines; research; training; and events that promote and recognise improved waste management practices.
Eligible projects and events may include:
- investment in infrastructure that supports the waste strategy’s objectives
- projects and research that contribute to the diversion of waste from landfill
- research, development and implementation of waste management guidelines
- development and implementation of programs that contribute to improved waste management practices
- development and implementation of targeted training and knowledge sharing programs
- events that recognise significant contributions to the achievement of the waste strategy’s objectives.
This round includes a focus on projects addressing mixed plastics or mixed paper recovery and/or recycling, improvements in communications about source separation, or research related to viability of local markets for these materials as alternatives to export or landfill.
CIE funding is available for projects implemented in Western Australia. Organisations eligible for CIE funding are:
- community groups
- local governments
- not-for-profit organisations, including charitable recycling organisations
- peak industry bodies
- regional councils
- research and education organisations
- state government agencies.
Organisations that have outstanding waste levy payment or reporting obligations, or outstanding obligations under any programs funded through the WARR Account, are ineligible to apply.
Applications close 23 September 2019.