Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements

The Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements grants program is for local councils in regional New South Wales.

This program is now open to applications. Applications close 3pm Thursday, 14 March 2019.


This $11.8 million program helps regional councils address potential liabilities posed by landfill activities, reduce environmental risks, and contribute to the long-term protection of the environment. It has 2 streams:

  • landfill consolidation and closure
  • environmental improvements of landfills.

We’re delivering this program in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

Funding available

We offer grants of up to $200,000 to cover up to 70% of project costs. The other 30% must be covered by council in-kind or financial contributions.

One application can cover a number of landfills, or a separate application can be submitted for each landfill.

Who can apply?

Grants can be made to councils in the Regional Levy Area and non-regulated area of NSW (but not those in Metropolitan Levy areas). Bodies eligible to apply are:

  • NSW councils (as defined in the Local Government Act 1993
  • regional waste groups, regional organisations of councils or joint organisations of councils. These bodies may apply and/or coordinate projects on behalf of one or more NSW councils within their regional group, as long as each council nominates a contact person for the project.

When can applications be made?

This program is currently closed to applications.

This program is currently closed to applications. The forms and guidelines below are for information only.

Project measures table

Use the project measures table (XLSX 56KB) to help you set the baseline for your project (its starting point), create targets and record progress, so that you can quickly check how you’re tracking and record your achievements.

You’ll need to update and submit the project measures table every time you report on your project’s progress.

Progress reports and final report

As you move through your project you’ll have to submit milestone (progress) reports. These will outline what you’ve achieved and what you’ll do next.

Milestone reports are reviewed by technical experts who ensure you’re on the right track and give you feedback or advice. After your report is reviewed and accepted we’ll pay your next grant instalment.

When your project finishes you’ll have to submit a final report that says what it has achieved.

Use the milestone report form (DOCX 75KB) and final reporting form (DOCX 75KB) for these reports.

Financial reports

You must submit a statement of expenditure (XLSX 16KB) with all your milestone reports. You also need to submit a certified financial report as part of your final report.

Other documents

You may also have to submit some other documents or evidence. They’ll be listed in the grant agreement we send you.

Where to send reports

Email reports and other documents to (50MB limit).

Acknowledgement requirement

Please acknowledge the funding you’ve received from the Trust in all publications and materials related to your project. We ask that you say:

This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

You also need to use the logos of the NSW Government and the NSW Environment Protection Authority. See Funding acknowledgement and logos for details.

In 2017 (round 3):

  • stream 1 allocated a total of $1,516,244 to 12 projects
  • stream 2 allocated a total of $323,296 to 3 projects.

In 2015 (round 2):

  • stream 1 allocated a total of $1,457,916 to 10 projects
  • stream 2 allocated a total of $1,539,914 to 16 projects.

In 2014 (round 1):

  • stream 1 allocated a total of $1,889,366 to 14 projects
  • stream 2 allocated a total of $1,942,176 to 20 projects.

Project summaries