The Food Waste for Healthy Soils Fund supports the establishment of new, and upgrades to existing, organics recycling infrastructure to increase the quantity and improve the quality of recycled organic products for use, especially on agricultural soils.
A list of projects approved as of March 2022 is below.
|Industry partner||Project description||Additional annual organic waste processing capacity (tonnes)||Project completion date||Commonwealth investment|
|Bettergrow Pty Limited||The project will establish a new composting facility on a degraded sheep station where the compost will be applied to improve the productivity and resilience of the land. The project will demonstrate a large-scale pasture improvement program using compost.||75,000||February 2024||$1,000,000|
|Global Renewables Eastern Creek Pty Ltd||The project will upgrade the existing Global Renewables Eastern Creek waste processing facility to process FOGO. The facility's compost hall will be upgraded as part of a larger project to allow FOGO to be processed separately to municipal solid waste (MSW) streams.||40,000||December 2024||$1,000,000|
|Loop Organics Pty Ltd||The project will double the organic processing capacity at the Ravensworth Compost Facility through the purchase and installation of new equipment which will allow the facility to accept FOGO and will reduce the composting footprint by up to 70%.||29,000||August 2023||$200,387|
|Polpure Pty Ltd||The project will upgrade the Polpure Worm Casting Production Facility to enable production of its own carbon inputs and establishment of a worm casting and worm tea collection facility.||13,003||February 2024||$245,000|
|Muswellbrook Shire Council||The project will establish a new organics recycling facility to expand Muswellbrook Shire Council’s organics recycling capacity from GO only, to GO and FO. The facility will utilise proven recycling technology to fill a gap in organic processing capability in the Hunter region.||10,000||December 2024||$300,000|
|REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd||The project will increase organic processing capacity at the Lake Macquarie Organics Resource Recovery Facility to meet the future needs of the region.||16,000||December 2024||$1,000,000|
|Worm Tech Pty Ltd||The project will increase processing capacity for anticipated additional FOGO at Worm Tech’s Carrathool facility.||30,000||May 2023||$286,617|
|Australian Native Landscapes||The project will establish a new organic recycling facility at Wyong NSW to provide FOGO processing capacity to meet the future needs of the Central Coast region. This includes construction of a new enclosed processing and composting facility.||60,000||July 2024||$957,500|