Expression of Interest Open: Southern Organic Waste Processing Infrastructure

​The Tasmanian Government has invited proposals for capital investment to establish or upgrade organics reprocessing infrastructure to service the region of southern Tasmania.    

Total funding of up to $3 million over two years is available. The key objective of the program is to improve and increase food organics garden organics (FOGO), commercial organics, and industrial organics reprocessing capacity in southern Tasmania.   

The Tasmanian Government has set a target to reduce the volume of organic waste sent to landfill by 50 per cent by 2030, consistent with the national target in the National Waste Policy Action Plan 2019.   

Instead of organic material going to landfill, more will be recovered from the waste streams and turned into rich compost that can support our valuable agricultural sector. This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and grow Tasmania’s circular economy. 

See further details and guidelines for applying to the Southern Organic Waste Processing Expression of Interest​​.

Applications close on 31 January 2022 (5:00 pm AEDT).

large compost pile in open sided shed

Organic material can be turned into rich compost that can support our agricultural sector