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Aboriginal Communities Waste Management Program



The Aboriginal Communities Waste Management Program aims to reduce litter and waste, and increase the livability of discrete Aboriginal communities across New South Wales (NSW).

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) from Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALC) to participate in this first round of the program. It is anticipated that there will be additional rounds of funding available. The EOIs will be used to invite a small number of communities – about 8 to 10 – to progress through to Stage 2 of the program to develop a community waste management plan.

This four-year program runs from 2017-2021, and aims to:

The Program is an initiative of the Environmental Protection Authority, in collaboration with Aboriginal Affairs NSW, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, the NSW Department of Health, Rural Fire Service and Local Government NSW.

Applications for 2017 close on the 31 August 2017. For application guidelines please refer to the links below.


Waste and Resource Recovery Branch
Regional Delivery Unit
Environment Protection Authority
Ph: 131 555


Last updated: 14 August 2017
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