Investment in the Resource Recovery Sector

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Building the capacity of Tasmania's resource recovery sector to process or use waste materials is central to responding to the COAG export bans on certain types of unprocessed waste, and for addressing ​key challenges in the Tasmanian and broader Australian waste and resource recovery space.

The 2024 High Priority Investment Package

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Tasmanian Waste and Resource Recovery Board's (the Board's) High Priority Investment Package (the Package) supports the implementation of the Board's 2023-26 Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy, and the 2023-24 Operational Plan.

The $3 million investment package includes grant programs for infrastructure, schools, remote councils, and priority sectors and is focussed on projects and initiatives that directly support the outcomes of the WRR Strategy.

The package demonstrates the landfill levy being reinvested into improving waste management and resource recovery in Tasmania. ​

​The newly released grant which you are now able to apply for is:

Upcoming grants include:

  • The 2024 Waste and Resource Recovery Schools Grant.

  • The 2024 Remote Council Support Grant.

  • The 2024 Peak Body Partner Program.​

Waste Data Readiness Grant Program 2023


​The Tasmanian Government has committed $1 million to the Waste Data Readiness Grant Program; a program that will assist operators of resource recovery facilities with the cost of modifying business systems and infrastructure to be able to comply with new legislative requirements. 

From 01 July 2024 the Waste and Resource Recovery Act 2022 requires operators of facilities which receive or are likely to receive more than 1,000 tonnes and less than 10,000 tonnes of waste per year, to record and report the movement of waste into and out of their facility. 

Applicants will be able to apply for a grant of up to $30,000 (GST excluded). An eligible applicant under this grant program is:

  • ​A Class B resource recovery facility that receives, or is likely to receive, for the purposes of resource recovery, more than 1,000 tonnes and less than 10,000 tonnes of waste per financial year; 
  • A facility that was eligible, but did not apply for the Landfill Levy Readiness Grant Program in 2022; and/or
  • A facility that did apply for the Landfill Levy Readiness Grant Program in 2022 but was unsuccessful.
Further details of the grant program including eligibility are outlined in the grant Guidelines
Applications must be made using the online Smartygrants f​orm​. 

​Applications Open
10am Thursday 10 August 2023​
Closing Date​5pm Friday 22 September 2023​

For more information on the grant program and/or legislative requirements please email ​