This $12 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.
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.