Community Benefit Programme

In 2017-18 the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Programme (the programme) will provide up to $2 million for both the Barndioota and Kimba communities (totalling $4 million).

  • The minimum grant amount per application is $5,000
  • The maximum grant amount per application is $1 million
  • The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs
  • The project must be completed within 2 years and cannot extend past 30 June 2020.

Grants will be provided to successful applicants who are undertaking projects that will provide a social and/or economic benefit to local communities in and around Barndioota and Kimba in South Australia.

The programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to assist local communities while the site selection and establishment phases are underway, and acknowledges the community’s contribution to this important task and any short-term disruptions the site assessment for the project might have.

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Successful projects funded near Barndioota and Kimba in 2017-18

Projects in South Australia near Kimba and Wallerberdina Station will receive some $4 million through new National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Programme grants.

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan announced today a total of 45 projects have been awarded funding.

“These communities, currently being consulted about hosting a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility, were invited to submit applications for projects that will deliver social and economic benefits to their area,” Minister Canavan said.

“Two million dollars for each community is a significant investment, designed to help offset the time and resources they are devoting to the detailed consultation program underway.

“Overall, the merit of received applications was high and I look forward to the successful projects delivering tangible improvements for these communities.

“There is a great diversity in both the recipients and the types of projects that are being awarded funding,” Senator Canavan said.

“Beneficiaries include local sporting clubs, community organisations, and projects focussed on everything from tourism to health, agriculture and mobile phone coverage.

“It was great to see so many different organisations putting their ideas forward, and I thank the respective local Consultative Committees for their feedback and recommendations.”

Minister Canavan said each application had been assessed by AusIndustry and received feedback from local Consultative Committees.

A list of successful projects is available here


Community Benefit Programme Guidelines (PDF 216KB, DOC 150KB)