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Maryvale Energy from Waste project gets $48.2M via Manufacturing Collaboration Stream of Modern Manufacturing federal grant

Darren Chester, Federal Member for Gippsland, welcomes the $48.2 million government grant for the Maryvale Energy from Waste project. The facility aims to convert waste into energy, create jobs, and support economic recovery in the region.

By news@gippsland - 21st June 2023 - Back to News

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed today's announcement that the Maryvale Energy from Waste (EfW) project has signed off on a $48.2 million government grant. Mr Chester said the consortium partners (Opal, Veolia and Masdar Tribe Australia) had secured the grant under the previous federal government and he was pleased to see the project was progressing.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the Maryvale energy from waste project is good for local jobs and the environment

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the Maryvale energy from waste project is good for local jobs and the environment

Innovative grant fuels progress

Mr Chester said, "The signing of the grant agreement for $48.2 million under the Manufacturing Collaboration Stream of the Modern Manufacturing Initiative is the next stage in this exciting project. The facility will be the first of its kind in Australia to recover heat and power from municipal and commercial waste and support large-scale manufacturing in the Latrobe Valley."

"The proposed Maryvale project will be a first for Victoria but the technology is well developed around the world, and also here in Australia. I took a close up look at a similar facility which is currently under construction south of Perth in Western Australia earlier this year," he said.

Creating opportunities

Mr Chester added, "The Maryvale project will take waste that would otherwise end up as landfill and convert it to energy for the mill and potentially other users. Using advanced European technology, it will divert 325,000 tonnes of waste per year from landfill and create an estimated 500 jobs during construction plus 455 ongoing roles."

"This is a world-class and environmentally sustainable project that will support the economic recovery of our region after several setbacks in recent years. Hopefully all levels of government in Gippsland will work together with the proponents to deliver this exciting project," he said.

Pictures from Darren Chester MP website.


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