Loddon Mallee Fund has now CLOSED

The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Fund (Loddon Mallee Fund) has now closed.  It is aimed at assisting councils, business, industry and community groups in the region to deliver best practice projects that help improve recycling and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill from the commercial and industrial (C&I) and construction and demolition (C&D) sectors.

Applications closed 4pm AEST Friday 12 May 2017

All projects must align with the strategies and actions in the key priority areas of the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (Loddon Mallee WRRG) Business Plan, and the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan (regional implementation plan).

Who can apply?

There are 3 funding streams for applicants based within the Loddon Mallee WRRG region and/or provide services and activities within the region:

LMWRRG Region Map

  1. Council
  2. Business and Industry
  3. Community

How much funding is available?

The total amount of funding available funding is $200,000. Each application is able to apply for funds up to and including $200,000.

Potential Projects

Examples of projects that may be eligible for funding include:

  • Implementation of a practical project that promotes the avoidance of generating waste.
  • Development of a waste management system that is more practical and effective than services currently provided.
  • Improvement of an existing waste management system that sees an increased amount of waste diverted from landfill.
  • Development or improvement of a system that sees more waste materials being used and/or recycled/reprocessed.
  • Implementation and/or reinforcement of positive behavioural waste management practices that help set improvement examples to the community.

Note – infrastructure and/or equipment is eligible for funding for the above potential projects.

How are applications submitted?

Interested applicants must discuss their project idea with the Loddon Mallee WRRG before starting an application to receive a reference number for their application.

Applications must be submitted electronically via the editable Loddon Mallee Fund Application Form together with the required attachments.

PLEASE NOTE, as per the Application Conditions, the Loddon Mallee WRRG has changed the following details in the Application Form on 13 April 2017:

  • page 3, Value for Money, dot point 3, “cash and/or” has been inserted.
  • page 5, Application Conditions, dot point 17, second sentence, “Incorporated” has been removed.
  • page 6, Application Form, applicants are required to provide an ABN “or” Incorporation number.
  • page 11, Supporting Information, question 23, funding availability, dot point 2, “potential projects, (page 3)” has been added to the first sentence.

For further information and to discuss the Loddon Mallee Fund opportunities please contact Melanie Bell, Loddon Mallee WRRG Program Director on 0488 911 700, or email


Organics EOI

The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (LMWRRG) is one of 7 Waste and Resource Recovery Groups that cover Victoria that links state, local governments, community and industry.

We have 8 member councils: City of Greater Bendigo, Buloke, Gannawarra, Loddon, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander Shire Councils, Mildura and Swan Hill Rural City Councils.

The LMWWRG is responsible for facilitating a coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of infrastructure and services for all waste streams, municipal solid waste (MSW), commercial and industrial waste (C&I) and construction and demolition waste (C&D).

Our key functions also include facilitating the procurement of waste and resource recovery infrastructure and services, to educate businesses and communities to reduce waste going to landfill and to integrate regional and local knowledge into State-wide waste strategies.

Aim of Organic Expressions of Interest (EOI)

To gain a better understanding of the organic waste producers, organic waste transporters and organic waste processors.

The EOI will be conducted through Survey Monkey to gain a picture of businesses and organisations that operate or produce organic waste across the Loddon Mallee Region.

The survey is a quick and simple way to gain an understanding of who operates where, what organic waste they produce, transport or process. The survey aims to collect data or information on whether businesses and organisations are interested in exploring ways to divert organic waste from current landfill waste streams or improve the way organic waste is processed to maximise value.

Once the information has been collected and analysed the LMWRRG will have a better understanding of organic waste within the region which will assist with organic recycling projects.

As part of the Organic EOI the LMWRRG has grant funding available to assist with organic waste recycling programs or projects across the region which will divert organics from landfill, assist with organic collection, increase organic waste processing and the development of new technologies.

The Organics EOI survey will be open for 4 weeks from 8th March to 8th April 2017, any questions please contact Stewart West on 0429 820 570.

Organic / Food waste facts

  • In the Loddon Mallee region during 2013/2014, 21% of landfill comprised of food and 26% of organics, making a total 47% organics
  • Each year in Victoria, households throw out 250,000t worth of food – enough wasted food to fill Melbourne’s Eureka Tower
  • The average Victorian household throws out approximately $2,200 worth of food each