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.


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.

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.

This round includes a focus on projects addressing mixed plastics or mixed paper recovery and/or recycling, improvements in communications about source separation, or research related to viability of local markets for these materials as alternatives to export or landfill.

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.

The CIE program has two streams

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.

Applications Closed

Applications for the latest round of CIE closed on 23 September 2019.

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Information Session

An information session on the program was held at 2.00 pm, Tuesday 3 September 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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