Premier

Supporting Waste Projects For A Better Victoria

05 May 2017

Increased surveillance to stop illegal dumping, new initiatives to reduce waste from building sites and tackling rubbish in parks along the Murray River are just some of projects being funded through the latest round of the Litter Innovation Fund.

The $700,000 Litter Innovation Fund is part of the $10.5 million Waste Reduction Package that supports innovative projects of local councils and community groups.

It includes $200,000 for projects in regional Victoria and $500,000 for projects in the Yarra and Port Phillip Bay catchments.

The Andrews Labor Government is contributing 40 per cent of the total cost of the projects which involve partnerships between a number of community organisations, councils and businesses.

The Labor Government is working to deliver a waste and resource recovery system that maximises waste avoidance and resource recovery, and uses landfill only to dispose of materials which can’t be re-used or recovered.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“Having a clean environment is an important part of building a more sustainable community.”

“We’re investing in communities right across Victoria - and these grants support people who want to make a long term difference to their community and environment.”

“Reducing litter and maintaining Victoria’s ranking as Australia’s least littered state is a priority for our government.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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