Victoria's Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund - Round II

Last Modified: Sat Jun 30 2018 07:37:56 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • $4.2 million
    Funding that will be provided to resource recovery infrastructure projects as part of Round II of the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund.
  • $47 million
    Combined value of the projects that will be supported in Round II. The projects - all in rural and regional Victoria, are expected to create 50 jobs.
  • 85,000 tonnes
    Amount of waste that is expected to be diverted from landfill each year once these projects are operational.
  • 13
    Number of projects that will receive funding. These are:
  • $440,000
    Funding provided to Benalla Rural City Council. Project: A best-practice resource recovery transfer station will be built at a council’s landfill site, significantly improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the Benalla landfill and lift the amount of material not going to landfill from 35 per cent to 55 per cent.
  • $295,155
    Funding provided to Campaspe Shire. Project: 2 projects including a new opt-in kerbside food and garden organics collection service for 2,000 households and a food organics collection for nearly 6,000 residents who now have a garden waste collection service.
  • $500,000
    Funding provided to Mitchell Shire. Project: A new resource recovery centre will be built on council-owned land, next to its Hilldene landfill and prioritise waste minimisation, resource reuse and recovery over disposal.
  • $495,000
    Funding provided to Moira Shire. Project: Cobram’s resource recovery facility will be upgraded to enable industrial waste sorting which accounts for 45 per cent (6000 tonnes) of the waste that is currently disposed at the landfill. The project aims to divert half of this material (eg soft plastics, cardboard, soil, concrete, metals and timber) from landfill.
  • $40,000
    Funding provided to Towong Shire. Project: Upgrading Corryong’s resource recovery centre and Tallangatta’s transfer station, diverting up to 30 per cent of priority materials like rigid and soft plastics, e-waste, glass, timber and cardboard from landfill. Towong Shire will also establish two resale shops, public access to recycling skips at Corryong and improve storage capacity at each site.
  • $500,000
    Funding provided to Wangaratta Rural City Council. Project: A new organics processing facility will be built at the Bowser East landfill which will be capable of processing up to 12,000 tonnes of material each year.
  • $140,000
    Funding provided to Yarriambiack Shire. Project: Warracknabeal’s transfer station will be upgraded and the neighbouring landfill closed to allow for more recyclables to be collected, including agricultural soft plastics like grain bags and tarpaulins.
  • $500,000
    Funding provided to Camperdown Compost. Project: A facility upgrade includes development of improved compostables receival and storage areas, upgraded screening and pre-sorting processes including plastic extraction equipment, new aeration and watering systems to maximise the effectiveness of the composting process.
  • $500,000
    Funding provided to iGas Operations Pty Ltd. Project: A new waste-to-energy facility will be established at the Maddingley Brown Coal site near Bacchus Marsh. The plant will process 100,000 tonnes of waste a year including material from plantation timber processing, construction and industrial waste, plastics and product left over from paper-making.
  • $130,000
    Funding provided to Integrated Recycling. Project: This Mildura company makes timber-replacement products from recycled plastics. It is upgrading its raw material storage area and upgrading one of its production lines to double production capacity. Its products are sold throughout Australia.
  • $500,000
    Funding provided to Pinegro Products. Project: A state-of-the-art enclosed tunnel composting facility will be built near Morwell on the company’s existing 8.9-hectare site. Compost will be made in climate-controlled tunnels which manage leachate waters and reduce odour. The project includes construction of buildings, four composting tunnels, air and water treatment systems and a computer-controlled processing and management system. The company currently has an open windrow composting system.
  • $140,000
    Funding provided to Western Composting Technology. Project: Warracknabeal Transfer Station Upgrade and Landfill Closure. Upgrade of the Warracknabeal Transfer Station which will allow for increased recyclables collection including agricultural soft plastics such as grain bags and tarpaulins.
  • $215,302
    Funding provided to Towong Shire Council. Project: The company plans to boost production of compost made from food and green organic material at its Shepparton site. This will include diverting an extra 4,500 tonnes a year from landfill by using commercial food waste from commercial collections in the Barwon and South West Victoria regions, the Goulburn Valley, Loddon-Mallee and north-east Victoria.