Bushfire-generated green waste clean-up and processing program

Program snapshot

Category: Bushfire Recovery Programs

Amounts: $31.7 million in funding provided for Bushfire-generated green waste grants over Stream A and B. 

  • Funding Stream A – Data collection initiative
    Provided a flat fee of $10,000 to assess and document the extent of bushfire-generated green waste within your jurisdiction. Additional funding of up to $20,000 per LGA will be considered in cases where:

    (a)     Councils received Stream A funding and the $10,000 was not sufficient to complete the assessment; or

    (b)     Councils did not receive Stream A funding and have still carried out a green waste assessment in order to apply for Stream B funding.

  • Funding Stream B – Clean-up and processing grants 
  • $31.5 million in grants provided to 15 councils to fund clean-up, processing and beneficial reuse of green waste generated by the 2019–20 bushfires.

Contact: 131 555 or RecoveryandResiliancePrograms@epa.nsw.gov.au

Status: Stream A is completed and successful applicants for Stream B have been announced.

Managed by: NSW Environment Protection Authority. This program is funded under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.


The Bushfire-generated green waste grants program builds on the NSW Government commitment to deliver bushfire recovery assistance to help people and businesses impacted by bushfires. The program's objectives are to

  • assess and document outstanding green waste generated by the 2019–20 bushfires
  • manage the clean-up of outstanding green waste generated by the 2019–20 bushfires
  • provide opportunities to beneficially reuse processed green waste products in bushfire-affected regions
  • provide regional employment opportunities in bushfire-affected communities

Useful documents

Successful applicants

Recipient Grant amount
Richmond ValleyCouncil $968,945
LithgowCity Council $2,161,202
BegaValleyShire Council $7,217,630
KempseyShire Council $716,750
HawkesburyCity Council $1,502,508
WingecarribeeShire Council $4,592,054
CessnockCity Council $566,900
ShoalhavenCity Council $503,585
Snowy ValleysCouncil $7,484,023
WollondillyShire Council $581,055
Blue MountainsCity Council $892,100
Greater HumeCouncil $156,310
EurobodallaShireCouncil $2,999,800
WalchaCouncil $804,195
Mid-WesternRegional Council $353,000
Total = $31,500,057

Will you be providing another round of grants after Stream B?

We do not have any further grant rounds planned for this program.

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