Stream A

Stream A allocates up to $8 million to metropolitan local governments that use recycled construction and demolition (C&D) products in local government projects.


Metropolitan local goverments. Stream A is restricted and offered by invitation only

Stream A: Metropolitan local government
pre-allocated stream

Stream A offers two types of funding to metropolitan local governments:

  1. Incentive payments per tonne of product used. Each metropolitan local government can apply for a set amount of funding pre-allocated on a per-capita non-competitive basis.
  2. Local government policy incentive. A one off payment of $10,000 is available to metropolitan local governments that adopt a policy that supports the use of recycled C&D products. Once adopted, the local government can claim an additional 50 per cent incentive payment per tonne of product used (up to their total pre-allocated funding)
Due Date
10 September 2015 to 30 June 2017
Up to $3.2 Million
28 July 2017
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Up to $3.2 Million
28 July 2018
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Up to $1.6 Million
28 July 2019

At the end of each funding period, unspent funds may be redirected to Stream B and no longer available to the local government.

Incentive Payments

Maximum payment
$ per tonne
Recycled road base
Up to $4
Recycled drainage rock
Up to $2






How to make the most of your Stream A notional funding allocation

Each metropolitan local government’s funding allocation is set out in Attachment 1 of the Stream A guidelines. A local government can:

Adopt a local policy that supports the use of recycled C&D products on or prior to 30 June 2017. Local governments that adopt a local policy may be eligible for a 50 per cent increase on the incentive rate per tonne.
Make sure all recycled C&D products that are used meet the funding conditions set out in the program documents. Incentive payments are retrospective and will only be made if the product use meets the funding conditions.
Use enough recycled C&D products to claim the entire funding allocation for each funding period. Once a funding period has ended, remaining funds are transferred to Stream B and no longer available through stream A.
When funding allocation is exhausted, submit a competitive application for funding through Stream B. Local governments that have exhausted their stream A funding are eligible for Stream B funding.