South Australia's waste sector will require significant investment in new and additional infrastructure to deal with waste generated in the State during the next 10 and 30 year periods. The Industry Infrastructure Grants program increases the ability of local reprocessors to produce high value end-use products from recyclables by investing in infrastructure that enables greater efficient reuse of waste materials and reduces waste sent to landfill.
There are considerable public benefits arising from resource recovery infrastructure investment, such as avoided landfill costs, reduction in the use of virgin materials, energy, water and greenhouse gases and economic development.
Our focus includes:
- Investing in local government waste and resource recovery initiatives through grant funding to support infrastructure development
- Stimulating economic growth and meeting South Australia's Waste Strategy 2015-20 objectives through the development of the State's first waste infrastructure investment plan for the next 30 years
- Building the State's capability and resilience in the area of disaster waste management