13 projects to share more than $750,000 in 2016-17 Coastal Adaptation and Protection grants
Funding assists local coastal managers to investigate and protect the State's valuable coastline
The Liberal National Government has allocated $750,295 to local authorities for projects aimed at protecting the Western Australian coastline.
Acting Transport Minister John Day said the 2016-17 Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) grants would benefit 13 urgent coastal management projects, located between Geraldton and Esperance, with funds allocated for construction, design, monitoring or investigation work.
"The largest funding allocation of $300,000 was provided to the City of Wanneroo to construct coastal management structures and undertake sand replacement at Quinns Beach, as part of the first stage of a long-term coastal management strategy for the area," Mr Day said.
"The City of Albany has received $122,495 for beach monitoring, the collection of detailed data and sand replacement works as part of the Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Adaptation and Protection Strategy."
The CAP grants program is administered by the Department of Transport, which also provides coastal engineering support and guidance to local governments who manage most of the WA coast.
"The coastline is one of the State's most valuable assets and CAP grants foster a partnership between State and local government in working together to protect it," Mr Day said.
"The projects will provide a better understanding of coastal processes and ensure public coastal assets are protected from the impacts of ocean forces into the future."
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Coastal Adaptation and Protection Grants 2016-17 |
|City of Albany||Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Adaptation and Protection Strategy||Beach monitoring, coastal zone data collection, detailed coastal process assessment, and sand nourishment to implement sustainable planning.||$122,495|
|City of Busselton||Beach monitoring (Year 4)||Collection of beach profile surveys, aerial photos and site photos at Geographe Bay.||$20,000|
|City of Busselton||Maintenance of coastal protection structures||Refurbish/repair/replace deteriorated structures.||$22,500|
|City of Busselton||Sand nourishment (Year 4)||Sand nourishment at various locations along Geographe Bay.||$55,000|
|City of Busselton||Storm surge inundation and evacuation study||Develop evacuation plan for coastal inundation by identifying points of coastal inundation, vulnerable access, and evacuation routes. ||$20,000|
|City of Greater Geraldton||Greys Beach to Cape Burney coastal inundation and processes allowance study||Inundation and erosion study to inform coastal management planning.||$20,000|
|City of Joondalup||Condition inspection and inventory audit of coastal protection assets||Create inventory of coastal protection assets plus condition inspections to identify defects and hazards.||$40,000|
|City of Wanneroo||Quinns Beach long term coastal management - Construction stage 1||Construction of selected adaptation option for Quinns Beach.||$300,000|
|Peron Naturaliste Partnership||Regional coastal monitoring project||Implement a coastal monitoring action plan, and train officers on monitoring techniques.||$50,500|
|Shire of Augusta Margaret River||Assessment of weakly lithified limestone cliffs||Geotechnical assessment and survey of local cliff areas.||$30,000|
|Shire of Esperance||Relationship between seagrass distribution and coastal erosion at Esperance||Collection of seagrass data and analysis of relationship between beach morphology and seagrass distribution.||$10,200|
|Shire of Harvey||Geotechnical investigations and hazard mapping review||Geotechnical investigation at Binningup foreshore for hazard mapping review.||$45,000|
|Town of Cottesloe||Coastal monitoring to improve understanding of long-term coastal change (Year 3)||Continuation of the collection of beach surveys, remote photo monitoring and data analysis.||$14,600|