Collaborative development program

The Collaborative development program (CDP) is now open for applications. The program offers $5 million in funding to recover remaining mineralisation found in mine waste in an effort to accelerate the development of Queensland's critical minerals sector.

The funding will provide support to companies that want to extract critical minerals and reprocessing opportunities in mine waste that remains in-ground. It will help to facilitate secondary prospectivity, while supporting Queensland jobs and economic development.

The program will remain open until the end of June 2027, or until the $5 million in funding has been exhausted. Applications will be assessed on a merit basis by the Department of Resources.

The Guideline for applicants (PDF, 289KB) provides more information for those wanting to apply.

For all questions related to the program, email