Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements grants program

This program is currently closed to applications.


This is a $11.8 million program to assist regional and rural councils to address identified environmental issues posed by landfill activities such as uncontrolled emissions. The program also contributes to minimising adverse impacts on human health as well as the environment though improving landfill operations.

This program is being delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environmental Trust and the NSW Environment Protection Authority under Waste Less, Recycle More. Additional information can be found on the EPA website.


Grants of up to $200,000 were available to cover up to 70% of costs to consolidate, close and improve landfills. The remainder of the costs (minimum 30%) was covered by the applicant’s financial or in-kind contributions.

Applications could cover multiple landfills in one application (maximum of $200,000 could be requested) or submit multiple applications. Applicants could also apply to both streams (a separate application form was required for each stream).

Who can apply?

Grants were available to:

  • NSW councils (as defined in the NSW Local Government Act).
  • Regional waste groups, Regional Organisations of Councils or Joint Organisations of Councils who could apply or coordinate the project on behalf of one or several NSW councils within their regional group, provided each council nominated a contact person for the project.

Councils in the regional levy area and the non-regulated area (including licensed and unlicensed landfills in those areas) were eligible to apply. Councils in the metropolitan levy areas were not eligible to apply.

Example guidelines and application forms

This program is closed to applications. The forms and documents below are for information purposes only.


The reporting templates for grantees are provided below (a quick link is also available on the right-hand column of this web page). Grantees should refer to their Deed of Agreement for documents and evidence to be submitted in addition to the documents below.

Project Measures Captures projected and achieved quantitative data for your project. The same report should be built on and submitted for each milestone.
Milestone Report Communicates your project’s progress and achievements at set agreed milestones during the project.
Final Report Communicates your project’s final achievements on project completion.
Statement of Expenditure Reports on expenditure to date for each milestone and final report. The Statement of Expenditure should be built on for each milestone and the final report.

Past recipients

Project summaries are available for the awarded projects to date. The program has delivered the following funding rounds:

In 2017, a total of $1,839,540 was allocated to 15 projects:

  • Under Stream 1: $1,516,244 was allocated to 12 projects
  • Under Stream 2: $323,296 was allocated to 3 projects


In 2015, a total of $2,997,830 was allocated to 26 projects:

  • Under Stream 1: $1,457,916 was allocated to 10 projects
  • Under Stream 2: $1,539,914 was allocated to 16 projects


In 2014, a total of $3,831,542 was allocated to 34 projects:

  • Under Stream 1: $1,889,366 was allocated to 14 projects
  • Under Stream 2: $1,942,176 was allocated to 20 projects.
Page last updated: 18 September 2018