We’re committed to diverting waste from landfill and revolutionising our state’s recycling, resource recovery, and biofutures industries.

The $100 million Resource Recovery Industry Development Program (RRIDP) (PDF icon 982 KB) supports our goal to make Queensland a world leader in recovery projects. 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 program supports the direction of the Transforming Queensland’s Recycling and Waste Industry Directions Paper.

Learn 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. Projects may include businesses, local governments and not-for-profits offering integrated supply chain solutions. An expression of interest or application should be submitted by only one partner on behalf of the consortium, detailing all elements of the 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.

Stream one: resource recovery grants fund

The first stream is a capital grants stream. This provides dollar-for-dollar grants from $50,000 to $5 million for facilities and infrastructure projects that align with the program’s objectives. Stream one grants will be awarded competitive process beginning with an eligibility assessment.

  • Stream one, round 1: Expressions of interest for this round have closed.

    More than 120 expressions of interest were received. Applications are being assessed and funding will be allocated once agreements with successful applicants have been finalised.

    Read the stream one, round one guidelines (PDF icon 478 KB).

  • Stream one, round 2: Expressions of interest for this round are now open.

    Begin your expression of interest. Submissions close 5 pm on Friday 20 September 2019.

  • Read the stream one, round two guidelines (PDF icon 152 KB) for more information.

Please note: Only one application will be accepted per organisation, including where the organisation is the lead applicant for a joint application.

Successful applicants across all funding streams will be required to execute a funding agreement with the State. A copy of the grant agreement will be provided to organisations who are invited to submit a detailed application.

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

More information, including questions about applications, is available by contacting the project team on 13 QGOV or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.