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Transitional Assistance

Administrative guidelines

A set of Administrative Guidelines covers the operation of the Product Stewardship Benefits and the Transitional Assistance mechanism. These guidelines set out the objectives, administrative requirements and funding allocations for the Product Stewardship for Oil Program (PSO), and covered the processes of applying for Transitional Assistance funding. Guidelines for the associated Product Stewardship Levy are the responsibility of the Australian Taxation Office.

Transitional Assistance Grants

Grants awarded under the Transitional Assistance mechanism included funding for public awareness campaigns, oil recycling technologies and establishment of more than 950 used oil collection facilities across Australia.

Grants awarded in 2006-07

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PSO Transitional Assistance grants awarded in 2006-07
Applicant Project title Project description Approved funding (incl GST)
Australian Oil Recyclers’ Association Limited A new web site for the Australian Oil Recyclers’ Association This project will develop a web site to provide information to the public about the uses of recycled used oil, and to provide a link to burner fuel standards. $22 000
Australian Oil Recyclers’ Association Limited Quality standards for used oil for burner fuel applications This project will develop a set of standards for re-refined oil that is only used for burner fuel applications. This will enable potential customers to identify the right grade of product needed for their requirements. $90 000
Applicant Project title Project description Approved funding (incl GST)
Local Government Association of the Northern Territory Inc (NT) Barkly Tablelands - Alice Springs Regional Oil Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Brewer Industrial Estate, Alice Springs. This site is provided by the Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association. $160 000
Belyando Shire Council (Qld) Belyando Shire Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide waste oil collection units at the Moranbah and Clermont landfills. $65 500
Gwydir Valley Cotton Growers' Association Incorporated (NSW) Installation of six used oil collection facilities in the Lower Gwydir Valley. This project will provide six waste oil collection units in the Lower Gwydir Valley. $90 000
Kingaroy Shire Council (Qld) Kingaroy Shire Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Kingaroy waste facility. $20 258
Laidley Shire Council (Qld) Laidley Shire Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide waste oil collection units at the Laidley and Lockyer Waters transfer stations. $24 000
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula (SA) Coffin Bay Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Coffin Bay landfill. $19 000
Shire of Melton (Vic) Shire of Melton Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Melton recycling facility. $41 460
Mid Murray Council (Vic) Mid Murray Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Mannum refuse depot. $27 850
Mildura Rural City Council (Vic) Mildura Rural City Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide waste oil collection units at the Nangiloc, Werrimull and Underbool transfer stations. $70 164
District Council of Mount Remarkable (SA) Wirrabara Waste Transfer Station Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Wirrabara transfer station. $14 000
District Council of Mount Remarkable (SA) Port Germein Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Port Germein transfer station. $14 000
Shire of Mundaring (WA) Shire of Mundaring Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Coppin Road transfer station. $7700
Nanango Shire Council (Qld) Nanango Shire Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Nanango waste facility. $20 258
The City of Prospect (SA) The City of Prospect Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the City of Prospect Support Services depot. $9965
Municipal Council of Roxby Downs (SA) Roxby Downs Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Roxby Downs landfill. $29 700
Sarina Shire Council (Qld) Sarina Shire Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Sarina landfill. $33 000
Singleton Council (NSW) Singleton Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Singleton waste depot. $17 000
District Council of Streaky Bay (SA) Streaky Bay Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Streaky Bay Council depot. $24 000
Taroom Shire Council (Qld) Taroom Shire Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Taroom and Wandoan Council depots. $32 000
District Council of Tatiara (SA) Installation of used oil collection facilities at Bordertown This project will provide a waste oil collection unit at the Bordertown landfill. $21 000
Wakefield Regional Council (SA) Wakefield Regional Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide waste oil collection units at Owen, Hamley Bridge, Balaklava and Port Wakefield transfer stations. $30 844
Whitsunday Shire Council (Qld) Whitsunday Shire Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will provide waste oil collection units at the Cannonvale transfer station and Kelsey Creek landfill. $29 255

2005-2006 grants

PSO Transitional Assistance grants awarded in 2005-2006
Recipient Project Title Project description Approved funding
(incl GST)
Auburn Council (NSW) Auburn Council – Used Oil Evacuation Unit This project will enable Auburn Council to better manage used oil by providing a pump out unit at its depot for recycling used oil. $18 700
Bowen Shire Council (QLD) Bowen Refuse Site – Waste Oil Collection Facility Enhancement This project will enhance the existing used oil collection facility at the Bowen Refuse Site by adding a bunded, roofed shelter and pump out unit for recycling used oil. $37 854
Bowen Shire Council (QLD) Collinsville Transfer Station – Waste Oil Collection Facility Enhancement This project will enhance the existing used oil collection facility at the Collinsville Transfer Station by adding a bunded, roofed shelter and pump out unit for recycling used oil. $33 854
Brighton Council (TAS) Brighton Waste Transfer Station Used Oil Collection Facility This project will enable the collection and recycling of 14 400 litres of used oil per year by providing a used oil collection tank at the Brighton Waste Transfer Station. $12 045
City of Thuringowa (QLD) Bluewater Waste Oil Recycling Drop Off This project will enable the collection and recycling of 4 000 litres of used oil per year by providing a used oil collection tank at the Bluewater Waste Transfer Station. $13 200
City of Thuringowa (QLD) Toomulla Township Waste Oil Recycling Drop Off This project will enable the collection and recycling of 10 000 litres of used oil per year by providing a used oil collection tank at the Toomulla Township Waste Transfer Station. $13 200
Conargo Shire Council (NSW) Conargo Shire Used Oil Collection Project This project will enable the collection and recycling of 27 600 litres of used oil per year by providing used oil collection tanks at the Blighty, Conargo, Pretty Pine, Wanganella and Booroorban Rubbish Tips and a used oil pump out unit at the Shire Depot at Deniliquin. $94 600
Emerald Shire Council (QLD) Rubyvale Used Oil Collection Facilitation This project will enable the collection and recycling of 6 000 litres of used oil per year by providing a used oil collection tank at the Rubyville Landfill in the Central Queensland Gemfields. $14 000
Hinchinbrook Shire Council (QLD) Waste Oil Recycling for Warrens Hill, Ingham This project will enable the collection and recycling of up to 36 000 litres of used oil per year by providing a used oil collection tank at the Warrens Hill Waste Management Facility at Ingham. $12 650
Huon Valley Council (TAS) Hard Seal Access to Existing Bunded Oil Recycling Facilities This project will improve used oil collection at Geeveston, Cygnet, Dover and Southbridge by providing sealed ‘all weather’ access areas to existing used oil collection facilities. $11 616
Kangaroo Island Council (SA) Infrastructure Consolidation To improve the viability of collecting used oil for recycling and support the Integrated Waste Management Plan for Kangaroo Island, this project will consolidate used oil collection facilities at the Kangaroo Island Resource Recovery Centre. The project will also provide a bulk storage shed for large volumes of used oil. $27 000
Kentish Council (TAS) Wilmot Waste Oil Collection Station This project will enable the collection and recycling of 1000 litres of used oil per year by providing a used oil collection tank at the Wilmot Transfer Station. $20 853
Kilkivan Shire Council (QLD) Kilkivan Shire Waste Oil Recycling This project will enable the collection and recycling of 8000 litres of used oil per year by providing used oil collection tanks at Kilkivan, Goomeri, Sexton and Widgee. $62 024
Kingaroy Shire Council (QLD) Kumbia Project This project will enable the collection and recycling of used oil by providing a used oil collection tank at the Kumbia Landfill. $22 800
Mackay City Council (QLD) Domestic Waste Oil Collection at Transfer Stations in Mackay City This project will enable the collection and recycling of 22 000 litres of used oil per year by providing used oil collection tanks at The Leap, Kolijo and Bloomsbury Transfer Stations. $47 168
Maryborough City Council (QLD) Waste Oil Storage Facilities - Maryborough Area This project will enable Maryborough City to collect and recycle an extra 5640 litres of used oil per year by providing an additional used oil collection facility for Maryborough City. $14 500
Narrabri Shire Council (NSW) Narrabri Shire Used Oil Collection Project This project will enable the collection and recycling of 144 000 litres of used oil per year by providing used oil collection tanks at Bellata, Pilliga, Gwabegar, Baan Baa, and Maules Creek Tips, and the Narrabri Shire Council Works Depot. $99 220
Northern Inland Regional Waste (NSW) NIRW – Regional Used Motor Oil Recycling Facilities This project will enable the collection and recycling of approximately 68 000 litres of used oil per year by providing used oil collection tanks for Armidale Dumaresq Council (Elbor, Highgrove and Wollomombi Transfer Stations), Liverpool Plains Shire (Premer, Blackville, Pine Ridge and Caroona Landfills and Wallabadah Transfer Station), Moree Plains Shire (Garah, Pallamallawa and Gurley Landfills) and Tamworth Regional Council (Duri, Somerton, Bendemeer and Dungowan Landfills). $156 180
Palerang Council (NSW) Waste Oil Collection Infrastructure in Palerang Council This project will enable the collection and recycling of 60 000 litres of used oil per year by providing used oil collection tanks at Bungendore, Captains Flat and Macs Reef Road Tips. $43 290
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (NSW) Port Macquarie Hastings Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will enable the collection and recycling of 30 000 litres of used oil per year by providing used oil collection tanks at Dunbogan Landfill and Cairncross Waste Transfer Station. $28 000
Ricegrowers' Association (RGA) of Australia Incorporated (NSW) RGA Oil Waste Collection Facilities In coordination with the Environmental Champions Program (ECP), this project will provide used oil collection tanks at 10 farms throughout the rice growing region, for the uptake of up to 60 000 litres of used oil per year. $174 500
Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC) Waste Forum (NSW) Used Oil Collection Facilities for the Eastern Riverina This project will enable the collection and recycling of 15 000 litres of used oil per year by providing used oil collection tanks at Adelong, Ardlethan, Batlow, Corowa, Howlong, Khancoban, Mulwala, Rand and Talbingo. $126 650
Sabadin Petroleum Pty Ltd (NT) Waste Oil Depot Management Infrastructure This project will enable the recycling of 175 000 litres of used oil per year by providing a bulk oil collection and storage facility for Alice Springs and outlying communities. $60 000
Strathfield Council (NSW) Strathfield Council Depot Site – Used Oil Evacuation Unit This project will enable the Strathfield Council to better manage used oil by providing a pump out unit at the Weenoona Road Depot for recycling used oil. $19 250
Snowy River Shire Council (NSW) Snowy Monaro Regional Resource and Waste Management Scheme This project will enable the collection and recycling of 35 000 litres of used oil per year by upgrading used oil collection facilities at the Jindabyne, Adaminaby and Dalgety Landfills and Eucumbene Transfer Station. $41 048
Wakool Shire Council (NSW) Wakool Shire Waste Oil Recovery Program This project will improve the uptake of used oil for recycling by providing used oil collection tanks at Barham, Moulamein and Koraleigh. $46 500
Wattle Range Council (SA) Waste oil Collection Facility – Penola Area This project will enable the collection and recycling of up to 10 000 litres of used oil per year by providing a used oil collection tank at Tower Road, Penola. $10 500
Cooma-Monaro Council (NSW) Polo Flat Depot Used Oil Facility Upgrade This project will enable the Cooma-Monaro Council to better manage 20 000 litres of used oil per year by providing a pump out unit at the Polo Flat Depot for recycling used oil. $21 780
Shellharbour City Council (NSW) Shellharbour City Council – Used Oil Facilities Upgrade This project will enable the recycling of
84 000 litres of used oil per year by upgrading used oil collection facilities at the Dunmore Transfer Station and Oaks Flat Depot.
$36 300
Launceston City Council (TAS) Launceston City Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will enable the collection and recycling of 20 500 litres of used oil per year by providing used oil collection tanks at Lilydale and Nunamra Transfer Stations. $13 024
Maitland City Council (NSW) Maitland City Council Used Oil Collection Project This project will enable the collection and recycling of 42 000 litres of used oil per year by providing a used oil collection tank at the Mount Vincent Road Waste Landfill. $17 600
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Services (SA) Regional Used Oil and Recycling Collection and Storage at Umuwa The regional Recycling Centre at Umuwa will provide storage for used oil and other recyclable materials from the APY Lands to achieve sufficient volumes for recycling. The project will create employment opportunities for up to three local residents. $233 511
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Services (SA) Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Communities – Used Oil and Recycling Storage and Removal This project will improve environmental protection and reduce health, safety and fire hazards in the APY Lands by establishing facilities for the collection of used oil and other waste streams within individual communities of the APY Lands. It will provide mini-compactors for crushing paper and cardboard at three strategic locations within the APY Lands. $334 805
Department of Fisheries (WA) Abrolhos Island Waste Oil Collection Facilities To support the collection and safe return of used engine oil to the mainland for recycling, this project will provide at least five of the Abrolhos Islands with suitable infrastructure to safely and conveniently store used oil. $70 000
Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (NT) Cattleman’s Oil Project (COP) This project will help to capture some of the estimated 1.8 million litres of used oil currently stored on remote pastoral stations. It will strategically place 4 used oil collection tanks on pastoral stations in the NT. $100 000
Queensland EPA (QLD) Warraber Island Integrated Waste Management Pilot Project This project will maximise sustainable waste management and resource recovery, including used oil, on Torres Strait Islands. It will provide a waste oil facility, an upgrade to the existing fuel/oil storage area, a new garbage compactor and a compound to store, crush and bail recyclable packaging materials. The project will contribute to the natural resources management program in the Torres Strait region under the Australian Government’s Natural Heritage Trust. $220 000
Wren/RNR Used Oil Distillation Residue for Use in Road Bitumen This project will enable used oil distillation residue to be processed so that it can be used in road bitumen. $400 000