Recycling Victoria Communities Fund | Constituency Question

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:47): My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and Minister for Solar Homes, the Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio. Applications are now open for a more than $11.3 million funding package. Part of this package is the $5.4 million Recycling Victoria Communities Fund. Through this funding we are supporting charities, social enterprises and community organisations to lead re-use, repair and share projects. My question to the minister is: can the minister provide an update on how local organisations, social enterprises and charities in the Western Metropolitan Region prepare their projects to receive funding for this vital initiative? This program will help Victorians find smarter ways to minimise, repurpose and appropriately dispose of waste and prevent the dumping of unwanted household goods. This is part of Recycling Victoria’s new economic initiative. The 10-year, $380 million investment and action plan will transform Victoria’s waste and recycling system, create thousands of jobs and set us up for a sustainable future.