Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Hon John Day BSc BDSc MLA

Former Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts

    Grants to boost coastal protection

    6/07/2016 9:30 AM
    • 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  ​ ​ ​
    Coastal Manager Project Description Grant
    City of AlbanyEmu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Adaptation and Protection StrategyBeach monitoring, coastal zone data collection, detailed coastal process assessment, and sand nourishment to implement sustainable planning.$122,495
    City of BusseltonBeach monitoring (Year 4)Collection of beach profile surveys, aerial photos and site photos at Geographe Bay.$20,000
    City of BusseltonMaintenance of coastal protection structuresRefurbish/repair/replace deteriorated structures.$22,500
    City of BusseltonSand nourishment (Year 4)Sand nourishment at various locations along Geographe Bay.$55,000
    City of BusseltonStorm surge inundation and evacuation studyDevelop evacuation plan for coastal inundation by identifying points of coastal inundation, vulnerable access, and evacuation routes.  $20,000
    City of Greater GeraldtonGreys Beach to Cape Burney coastal inundation and processes allowance studyInundation and erosion study to inform coastal management planning.$20,000
    City of JoondalupCondition inspection and inventory audit of coastal protection assetsCreate inventory of coastal protection assets plus condition inspections to identify defects and hazards.$40,000
    City of WannerooQuinns Beach long term coastal management - Construction stage 1Construction of selected adaptation option for Quinns Beach.$300,000
    Peron Naturaliste PartnershipRegional coastal monitoring projectImplement a coastal monitoring action plan, and train officers on monitoring techniques.$50,500
    Shire of Augusta Margaret RiverAssessment of weakly lithified limestone cliffsGeotechnical assessment and survey of local cliff areas.$30,000
    Shire of EsperanceRelationship between seagrass distribution and coastal erosion at EsperanceCollection of seagrass data and analysis of relationship between beach morphology and seagrass distribution.$10,200
    Shire of HarveyGeotechnical investigations and hazard mapping reviewGeotechnical investigation at Binningup foreshore for hazard mapping review.$45,000
    Town of CottesloeCoastal 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
        TOTAL $750,295



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