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The Community and Industry Engagement program (CIEP), was launched today by the Minister for Environment, Albert Jacobs.
It will provide funding towards the development and implementation of waste management projects and initiatives that promote the diversion of waste from landfill.
Eligible organisations include industry, local governments, State Government, regional councils, peak industry organisations, research and educational organisations and community groups.
The program will support organisations that enhance industry and community engagement in Waste Authority programs or deliver education activities that support the implementation of the Waste Authority’s Business Plan 2016–17.
Up to $690,000 funding is offered through two streams.
You can view the Minister's announcement and full details are on our dedicated CIEP page.
At a celebration dinner in the Garden Marquee at the Perth Zoo, the 2015 winners were presented with their awards recognising their work to reduce waste and increase recycling.
The complete list of finalists and winners can be viewed here. Congratulations to all nominees whose good works continue to assist Western Australia to reach the targets set down in the Waste Strategy.
In attendance was the Minister for Environment, the Hon Albert Jacob, along with members of the Authority and representatives from industry, community, local and State government agencies as well as Waste Wise Schools.
More details of the six category winners and their projects, including audio from the night, are available here.
The Minister's media release is here.
The Home in WA TV program featured a number of stories about resource recycling in the building industry. They can all be accessed here.
The Pilbara Development Commission (PDC) and the Waste Authority are working together to improve waste management systems and outcomes with a soon to be released draft Pilbara Waste Priorities Assessment.
The partnership between the two agencies is a natural fit and the PDC media release regarding the assessment is here.
East Fremantle wanted to increase the proportion of C&D waste generated within its jurisdiction that is recycled. The town undertook a pilot trial of a Resource Kit for Recycling C&D Waste at domestic demolition projects. The kit contains information on recycling facilities for common C&D waste materials in the vicinity and is intended to assist owner/builders and/or project managers to recycle as much as possible. Report is available here.