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Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF)

  • The RMF is managed by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment in conjunction with State and Territory environment agencies.
  • RMF is an element of the National Waste Policy Action Plan and is critical to helping the waste and recycling industry to address the impacts of the COAG Waste Export Ban.
  • Funding is provided to States and Territories which supports state-led grants programs and other individual projects.
  • Projects must be infrastructure related but can be for increased, new or upgraded sorting, processing, manufacturing or remanufacturing capability. They must address one or more of the following – glass, tyres, paper/cardboard and/or plastics.
  • Details on the timing for RMF funding, specific eligibility criteria, funding caps etc vary between jurisdictions.
  • Local governments may be eligible to apply.
  • At a minimum co-contributions under the RMF are $1:$1:$1 (Commonwealth : State : Project Proponent).
  • Funding is currently available in Victoria, through the Recycling Victoria – Recycling Modernisation Fund until 7 May 2021. Funding is also expected to be open in Queensland and the Northern Territory over the next 12 months. Rounds in other states have already closed.

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