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Community Grants awarded

Round 1 of the Community Grants Scheme has been announced by the Minister for Environment, Stephen Dawson. The Minister's media release is here.

The second round for 2017 will open soon.

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New Engagement program

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.

Re-inventors Award

Science students from Carey Baptist College received their Young Re-inventors Award as the Minister for Environment, Albert Jacob and the Authority Chairman Marcus Geisler inspected their edible wall garden.

To see the Minister's media release click here.

More details about the award are available here.

The award was supported by the Waste Authority and managed by the South East Regional Energy Group "Switch Your Thinking" team.

The Minister inspects the garden which provides herbs to the school's cooking classes.

Winners announced

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.

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