The new High Priority Investment Package has officially been launched, with applications now open for the first and largest program under the package.
Funded by the Tasmanian Waste and Resource Recovery Board, $3 million has been committed under the package to support the state’s transition to a circular economy.
The package includes four programs to be launched in the first six months of 2024 targeting infrastructure, education, remote councils and industry partnerships.
Applications are now open for the first grant offering, the $2 million High Priority Infrastructure Grant, and will close on 28 March 2024.
The High Priority Infrastructure Grant is available for community, government and commercial infrastructure projects across a range of scales that will improve the capability and capacity of resource recovery facilities, equipment and systems.
Applications for grants of between $10,000 and $500,000 are available for eligible applicants with projects that target the Tasmanian Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy’s priority materials and demonstrate a tangible benefit to the Tasmanian community and the resource recovery sector.
Funding for the package is sourced entirely from the Tasmanian Landfill Levy, rather than tax-payer funds, and is a clear demonstration of the value of the levy to support the resource recovery industry’s transition, growth and evolution toward a circular economy.
Other grants that will be open for applications later this year include the Schools Grant, the Remote Councils Program and the Priority Partnership Program.
See the Board's website for more information about the High Priority Infrastructure Grant program and how to apply.