Recycling Victoria councils and communities funds grants | Constituency questions

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan):

My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes, the Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio, MP. My question relates to the minister’s portfolio responsibilities for energy, environment and climate change.

Grant recipients under the Recycling Victoria councils and communities funds will receive more than $4 million in grants to be shared between 50 projects.

The 50 funded projects led by not-for-profit organisations and councils will see councils and communities working together to deliver tangible community benefits, actively re-use materials diverted from landfill, and strengthen local economies through the creation of more than 70 jobs.

My question to the minister is: can the minister please provide an update on the environmental benefits this grant funding will bring to the Western Metropolitan Region?

The funds are delivered under Recycling Victoria, the Labor government’s $380 million action plan which will fundamentally reduce waste, boost jobs and establish a recycling system Victorians can rely on into the future.