The Queensland Government is committed to diverting waste from landfill and revolutionising our state’s recycling, resource recovery and biofutures industries. That’s why we’ve committed $100 million over three years to the Resource Recovery Industry Development Program (RRIDP).
Local governments, established businesses, not-for-profits and consortia looking to employ proven technologies for resource recovery can apply for funding and other support to improve existing operations or bring significant new facilities to Queensland. These operations or facilities can be along the entire supply chain from collection and transfer to sorting and remanufacture, as well as waste to energy.
The RRIDP supports the direction of the Transforming Queensland’s Recycling and Waste Industry Directions Paper.
Find out more about the Resource Recovery Industry Development Program ( 982 KB).
The RRIDP welcomes applications from consortia which will establish consolidated industry capability. These projects may include businesses, local governments and not-for-profits offering integrated supply chain solutions. Only one partner in the consortium should submit an expression of interest or application on behalf of the consortium, which should detail all elements of the consortium’s project.
How to apply
The RRIDP offers funding and support through three streams, tailored to attract a range of projects requiring different levels and types of assistance. Use the links below to apply for the stream that is most appropriate for your project.
Stream one: resource recovery grants fund
Dollar-for-dollar capital grants of between $50,000 and $5 million to provide funding for infrastructure projects which will enhance or build new facilities or for capital investments in new processing and technological capabilities. Stream one grants will be awarded following a two-stage, rounds-based competitive process, beginning with an eligibility assessment. Expressions of interest closed 5 October 2018.
Applications are currently being assessed. Applicants will be notified in writing by the middle of February of the outcome.
- Read the stream one guidelines ( 478 KB).
Successful applicants will be required to execute a funding agreement with the State.
An email containing a conditional letter of offer and a draft funding agreement will be sent to each successful applicant for review. Applicants must complete a project plan template to set out the agreed milestones. This is a legal agreement and you may wish to seek your own legal advice.
Biofutures Queensland will be in touch with successful applicants to discuss this and any other matters regarding the funding agreement. When this process has been completed, hardcopies of the agreement will be posted for signing.
The funding agreement template is not available prior to notification of approval.
Expenditure which is eligible under the project budget cannot commence until you have received notification that the funding agreement has been executed by the State.
Any expenditure that is incurred before the date of the execution of the funding agreement will be deemed ineligible and could affect the amount of the total grant amount.
Unsuccessful applicants can make submissions in future rounds of RRIDP stream one. Two are scheduled for each year with the next round opening later in 2019.
Stream two: resource recovery project fund
Broad incentives to attract or expand major resource recovery operations that will divert significant amounts of waste from landfill, reduce or prevent stockpiling and recover substantial resources. Stream two applications are a two-stage process, beginning with an expression of interest which can be made at any time.
Stream three: resource recovery investment pipeline fund
Support toward capital intensive, long lifecycle projects that require a contribution towards investigations to assist with investment decisions for Queensland. Stream three applications are a single-stage process with applications accepted at any time.