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. It provides funding to Queensland’s resource recovery industries through support for projects and initiatives that divert waste from landfill, reduce stockpiling and create jobs.

Funding is available to local governments, established businesses and not-for-profits looking to use proven resource recovery technologies to improve existing operations or bring significant new facilities to Queensland. Applications are also welcome from consortia offering integrated supply chain solutions.

Funding proposals may be operations or facilities anywhere along the entire supply chain—from collection and transfer to sorting and remanufacture—as well as waste to energy.

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

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

Funding opportunities

There are three steams of funding available under the RRIDP. They are:

  • Stream one: provides dollar-for-dollar capital grants from $50,000 to $5 million for facilities and infrastructure projects that align with the RRIDP and its objectives.

    Round 2 expressions of interest are now open. Submissions close 5 pm on Friday 20 September 2019.

    • Read the guidelines (PDF icon 152 KB) for more information.
    • Begin your expression of interest.
    • Note: Round 1 expressions of interest have closed. Applications have been assessed and announcements are being made regarding funded projects.
  • Stream two: provides 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. Applications include a two-staged process beginning with an expression of interest that can be made at any time.

  • Stream three: provides support toward capital intensive, long lifecycle projects that require a contribution towards investigations to assist with investment decisions for Queensland. Applications include 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.