Community and Industry Engagement

The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 contains objectives to avoid waste, recover more value and resources from waste, and protect the environment.

The Community and Industry Engagement program (CIE) is a State Government program administered by the Waste Authority which supports projects that contribute to the Waste Strategy’s objectives and targets.

In line with the new waste strategy objectives, the CIE program has been revised to provide support for recycling infrastructure in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years.


CIE is based on a transparent and competitive assessment and selection process and will provide funding for qualifying industry, local governments, regional councils, peak industry organisations, research and educational organisations, state government agencies and community groups.

A wide range of projects and events may be eligible for funding, providing they meet the eligibility criteria. Projects may include: implementation of waste management initiatives and programs (including new infrastructure); educational programs; development and implementation of waste management guidelines; research; training; and events that promote and recognise improved waste management practices.

$1.4 million is available through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account (WARR Account) in this funding round.  There is no limit for individual projects within this funding availability.

Eligible projects and events may include:

  • investment in infrastructure that supports the Waste Strategy’s objectives
  • projects and research that contribute to the diversion of waste from landfill
  • research, development and implementation of waste management guidelines
  • development and implementation of programs that contribute to improved waste management practices
  • development and implementation of targeted training and knowledge sharing programs
  • events that recognise significant contributions to the achievement of the Waste Strategy’s objectives.

The new waste strategy identifies support for local recycling infrastructure as important for meeting the strategy’s targets, and supports moving Western Australia towards a circular economy. A circular economy provides opportunities for local recycling to create jobs, and minimise the costs and impacts of unnecessary transport.

This CIE funding round offers two streams

  • Stream 1:  CIE – General Funding Stream ($400,000 allocated in 2018-19)
  • Stream 2: CIE – Recycling Infrastructure Funding Stream ($1,000,000 allocated in 2018-19)

CIE provides funding for the development and implementation of waste management projects, infrastructure, initiatives and events that contribute to waste avoidance and resource recovery and/or recognise the adoption of improved waste management practices and achievements.

How to apply

Apply by submitting your application through the online portal.

Applications close at 10am, Monday 29 April 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.

For further information email or call 6364 6945.

Information Session

An information session on the program was held at 10.30 am, Friday 12 April 2019 at the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Prime House, 8 Davidson Terrace, Joondalup.

Download a copy of the presentation from the event here

Supporting Documentation

Application Forms

To apply for this program, please using the following forms:

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