Member for Murray Austin Evans today announced that $1 million in grants is available to regional waste groups through the Litter-Regional Implementation Program, to reduce and prevent litter in our region.

“The grants program aims to support regional Councils to deliver local litter prevention projects,” Mr Evans said.

“This is about keeping our local environment the way it was meant to be — litter free.”

“Projects funded in previous rounds includes the installation of bins, education campaigns using Tosser! campaign materials, litter enforcement, and ongoing monitoring and evaluation,” Mr Evans said.

“Funding has also been provided to undertake more strategic projects, such as cost-of-litter studies.”

“Latest figures reveal that the litter volume across the state has dropped across all litter categories, down 48 per cent since 2013.”

“This shows the impact the Liberal and National Government’s grant programs and initiatives are already having on reducing litter across the region,” Mr Evans said.

The grants are funded through the $802 million Waste Less Recycle More initiative administered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority. The initiative is the largest waste and recycling funding program in Australia.

Since the program commenced, the NSW EPA has provided $8.4 million grant funding for council litter prevention grants. This includes $2.85 million as part of this grant stream, the Litter-Regional Implementation Program.

Regional waste groups can apply for up to $150,000 to deliver regional litter prevention projects. For more information visit
https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/working-together/grants/litter-program/council-litter-grants