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AEAS Client wins $5 million grant

AEAS is very pleased to announce that one of its key clients, the City of Newcastle, has won a maximum $5 million grant under the Remanufacture NSW Grants Program for the establishment of a new $40 million regional Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to recycle waste glass, plastic, tyres and paper and cardboard in the Hunter Region.

AEAS was comprehensively involved in the grant’s success assisting the City of Newcastle with:

  • An Economic Need Assessment for the Materials Recovery Facility;
  • A comprehensive Market Sounding Exercise; and
  • Completion of the application for the grant.

AEAS methodology underpinning its involvement was to demonstrate the commercial, economic, social, environment and political drivers for the proposed MRF in the Hunter Region.  More specifically, key aspects included:

  • The economic demand and benefit of a MRF to the City of Newcastle and the Hunter Region; 
  • The considerable environmental benefits arising from the diversion of materials from landfill and their processing into valuable recyclable products to meet buyer specifications; and
  • Achievement of key recycling targets for both the Australian and New South Wales Governments.

The City of Newcastle is strongly committed to providing waste minimisation and recycling solutions to the community and ensuring the long-term sustainability of its waste management operations.  For this reason, AEAS is honoured to have played a key role in securing the necessary funding to see this important project get off the ground.

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