ReMade in Queensland: A $10 Million Boost for Recyclers and Manufacturers

Queensland’s latest environmental and economic advancement program, “ReMade in Queensland” (ReMIQ), has officially opened its first round of applications. This initiative represents a significant step forward in sustainable manufacturing and recycling practices, offering a substantial $10 million in support to eligible businesses in the region.

The ReMIQ program, part of the comprehensive $1.1 billion Recycling and Jobs Fund, is designed to encourage and facilitate Queensland manufacturers and recyclers in incorporating recovered, recycled, and reprocessed materials into their products. This initiative not only responds to the increasing demand for sustainable products but also aims to integrate Queensland businesses into valuable markets and supply chains, focusing on eco-friendly manufacturing processes.

Application Details and Timeline

Interested applicants can now access the ReMIQ Round 1 guidelines, which outlines the eligibility criteria and assessment process. The application process is divided into two key stages:

  • Stage 1 – Expression of Interest: This initial phase commenced at 9am on January 16, 2024, and will remain open until 9am on February 19, 2024. During this period, applicants are invited to submit their expressions of interest.
  • Stage 2 – Detailed Proposal Application: Following a thorough assessment of the expressions of interest, the highest-ranking applicants will be invited to advance to the second stage, where they will submit a detailed proposal for further evaluation.

Funding and Eligibility

The ReMIQ Round 1 offers matched funding ranging from $50,000 to $2.5 million for eligible project costs. These costs may include the purchase of advanced manufacturing equipment essential for processing waste streams or recycled materials, aligning with the program’s focus on innovative and sustainable practices

For more information please visit: ReMade in Queensland | Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water