The Queensland Government is committed to diverting waste from landfill and revolutionising our state’s recycling, resource recovery and biofutures industries. That’s why we’ve committed $100 million over three years to the Resource Recovery Industry Development Program (RRIDP).

Local governments, established businesses, not-for-profits and consortia looking to employ proven technologies for resource recovery can apply for funding and other support to improve existing operations or bring significant new facilities to Queensland. These operations or facilities can be along the entire supply chain from collection and transfer to sorting and remanufacture, as well as waste to energy.

The RRIDP supports the direction of the Transforming Queensland’s Recycling and Waste Industry Directions Paper.

Find out more about the Resource Recovery Industry Development Program (PDF icon 982 KB).

Consortium applications

The RRIDP welcomes applications from consortia which will establish consolidated industry capability. These projects may include businesses, local governments and not-for-profits offering integrated supply chain solutions. Only one partner in the consortium should submit an expression of interest or application on behalf of the consortium, which should detail all elements of the consortium’s project.

How to apply

The RRIDP offers funding and support through three streams, tailored to attract a range of projects requiring different levels and types of assistance. Use the links below to apply for the stream that is most appropriate for your project.

Before applying, we recommend reviewing the RRIDP frequently asked questions (PDF icon 129 KB).

Stream one: resource recovery grants fund

Dollar-for-dollar capital grants of between $50,000 and $5 million to provide funding for infrastructure projects which will enhance or build new facilities or for capital investments in new processing and technological capabilities. Stream one grants will be awarded following a two-stage, rounds-based competitive process, beginning with an eligibility assessment. Expressions of interest are open until 5 October 2018.

Stream two: resource recovery project fund

Broad incentives to attract or expand major resource recovery operations that will divert significant amounts of waste from landfill, reduce or prevent stockpiling and recover substantial resources. Stream two applications are a two-stage process, beginning with an expression of interest which can be made at any time.

Stream three: resource recovery investment pipeline fund

Support toward capital intensive, long lifecycle projects that require a contribution towards investigations to assist with investment decisions for Queensland. Stream three applications are a single-stage process with applications accepted at any time.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the RRIDP or your application, please contact the RRIDP project team through 13 QGOV or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.