Backing for new waste recycling project in Cairns
The RRIDP supports projects and businesses that divert waste from landfill, reduce stockpiling and create jobs.
Member for Cairns Michael Healy said the Cairns Regional Council would receive $295,400 towards a $590,800 project to divert 18,735 tonnes of waste from landfill.
“The funding will support the construction of an access road, installation of a mobile weighbridge, primary screening equipment, fencing, a hardstand for processing and storage bays.”
Other funded projects include:
- Astron Plastics, Wacol – $2.5m – diverting 6,300 tonnes pa of soft plastics
- Elliott Agriculture, Roma – $325,000 – diverting 2,256 tonnes pa of organic waste
- Townsville City Council – $60,000 – diverting 572 tonnes pa of general waste
- Horne Group, Hervey Bay – $265,882 – diverting 4,297 tonnes pa of construction and demolition waste
Three steams of funding are available under the $100 million program, including.
They include dollar-for-dollar capital grants of $50,000-$5 million for infrastructure projects bringing new processing and technological capabilities, incentives to attract or expand major resource recovery operations, and support toward capital-intensive, long lifecycle projects.
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