Project summaries: 2016 Organics infrastructure (large and small)

Stream 1

OrganisationProject titleAmount $   

3 Pallaettes

3Pallaettes

295,600

Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd

ANL Food and Garden Organics Processing Facility – Wyong

911,400

Byron Shire Council

Byron garden organics processing and recovery

118,500

Lord Howe Island Board

Upgrade of the LHIB Waste Management Facility

255,000

Revolve Your World

Revolve Your World commercial food waste collection strategy - Stage 2

200,000

5 projects totalling

$1,780,500

Stream 2

OrganisationProject titleAmount $   

HealthShare NSW

NSW Health diversion and avoidance of food organics in hospitals

500,000

Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT)

SCC organics recycling

20,904

Willoughby City Council

Crows Nest food waste diversion and composting centre

330,000

3 projects totalling

$850,904

Stream 3

OrganisationProject titleAmount $   

Coast Shelter

Community Centre Freezer

33,989

Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre

Far North Coast NSW food recovery program

190,970

SecondBite Melbourne

SecondBite fresh food rescue and redistribution expansion in NSW

270,000

Settlement Services International Limited

The Staples Bag

 89,500

4 projects totalling

$584,459

Stream 1 summaries

3 Pallaettes
3Pallaettes
$295,600

3Pallettes will address a local need on the Central Coast by providing an open windrow composting system for organic wastes that would otherwise be sent to landfill and produce a premium grade humified soil conditioner. The compost will be specifically suitable to the horticultural industries in the surrounding area, providing a local solution for local waste, value added and able to be returned back to local soils.

Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd
ANL Food and Garden Organics Processing Facility – Wyong
$911,400

Australian Native Landscapes will process an additional of 20,000 tonnes of food and garden organic waste currently destined for landfill each year at its licensed facility in Wyong.  This project will increase capacity to receive and process food waste from business, complementing existing composting operations for green waste, post-consumer wood waste and biosolids.

Byron Shire Council
Byron garden organics processing and recovery
$118,500

The Byron Garden Organics Processing and Recovery Project will enable the shire's self-hauled garden waste to be processed into a quality mulch product compost. Specifically designed pasteurisation bays will be built to enable the garden waste to be processed into a marketable product for sale from the council's resource recovery facility.

Lord Howe Island Board
Upgrade of the LHIB Waste Management Facility
$255,000

The Lord Howe Island Board will upgrade its existing waste management facility to start processing organic waste that is currently being stockpiled.  The funding will help close the loop at Lord Howe Island, by producing a pasteurized composted product generated from household food and garden waste to be returned to the community. The project supports the Island’s UNESCO World Heritage status by supporting more effective management of waste with minimal impact to the natural environment.

Revolve Your World
Revolve Your World commercial food waste collection strategy - Stage 2
$200,000

Revolve Your World commercial food waste collection strategy will provide a dedicated commercial food waste collection service to pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets in Byron Shire. The collection process includes a detailed data collection and audit program to reduce contamination. Revolve Your World uses in-vessel technology to process food waste into a high quality biological compost, which will be sold back into the community to help provide localised organic food security systems.

Stream 2 summaries

HealthShare NSW
NSW Health diversion and avoidance of food organics in hospitals
$500,000

This project will enable HealthShare NSW, the not-for-profit shared services organisation within the government health sector, to assess the installation of five on-site food organics processing technologies across metro, regional and rural hospitals. HealthShare’s Food and Patient Support Services serve 22 million meals in 155 hospitals across New South Wales every year and currently 11,358 tonnes per annum of general waste is disposed to landfills, 80% of which is organics.

Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT)
SCC organics recycling
$20,904

This project will provide commercial scale worm farm to four Southern Cross Care facilities across NSW. The teams at each facility are passionate sustainability champions. Each facility has reduced waste to landfill by increasing their recycling practices, and now seek to extend recycling to food waste and garden organics through commercial scale worm farms.

Willoughby City Council
Crows Nest food waste diversion and composting centre
$330,000

The Crows Nest Food Waste Recycling project will enable food waste from the large number of restaurants and cafes that operate in Crows Nest to be collected daily and processed in a nearby food dryer. Each week the dried food will be removed for composting, improving the amenity of Crows Nest by reducing the amount of food in general waste bins and enabling it to be recycled into a beneficial product.

Stream 3 summaries

Coast Shelter
Community Centre Freezer
$33,989

Coast Shelter Community Centre project will build a larger freezer to meet demand for donated food storage. The Centre provides more than 50,000 meals a year to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. Food is collected daily from major retailers and while much can be used within the next few days, goods that could be frozen and used later are often currently rejected due to the current lack of freezer storage space.

Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre
Far North Coast NSW food recovery program
$190,970

The Consortium of Neighbourhood Centres Far North Coast (CONC) will expand and consolidate its food rescue and relief program and establish an integrated Far North Coast NSW Food Recovery Program. Two refrigerated vans, on-site refrigeration and freezers, storage equipment and cooking appliances will facilitate the regional project to increase food donations from local businesses and redistribute these donations across seven local government areas. The food recovery program will aim to rescue 243 tonnes per year and will provide an estimated 150,000 nutritious meals to vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families through six Neighbourhood Centres and two Brighter Future Program Offices.

SecondBite Melbourne
SecondBite fresh food rescue and redistribution expansion in NSW
$270,000

This project will enable SecondBite to buy a new truck, two vans and freezer equipment for the newly relocated distribution warehouse in western Sydney. As a result, SecondBite will be able to rescue an additional 524,000 kilograms of high quality surplus fresh food a year, preventing harmful greenhouse gases if sent to landfill, and provide an additional 1,048,000 nutritious meals each year for people in need in NSW.

Settlement Services International Limited
The Staples Bag
$89,500

The Staples Bag is a non-profit community food project that improves access to nutritious and affordable staple grocery items for the most disadvantaged members of the community. Settlement Services currently provide more than 750 bags of high-quality essential staple groceries every week to families and individuals in need, operate a food pantry in Campsie, a low-income suburb in Sydney's inner west, and also run 15 weekly pop-up grocery stores across Sydney. This project will enable Settlement Services to purchase much-needed infrastructure to expand their ability to accept food donations and redistribute to people in need by providing a van, cool rooms and freezer.

Page last updated: 20 December 2016