Hon Donna Faragher MEd (Hons) BA (Hons) GradDipEd JP MLC

Hon Donna Faragher MEd (Hons) BA (Hons) GradDipEd JP MLC

Former Minister for Planning; Disability Services

    $551,000 for WA coastal projects

    2/08/2016 4:10 PM
    • 23 coastal planning and management projects to receive $551,000 in funding
    • Individual grants range from $5,629 to $75,000
    • Total value of projects more than $1.55 million this year

    Communities across Western Australia will share in $551,000 for strategic coastal planning and to undertake projects that improve the condition and amenity of the State's highly valued coastline.


    Planning Minister Donna Faragher today announced the 23 successful projects to receive funding under the latest round of the Liberal National Government's 2016-17 Coastwest and Coastal Management Plan Assistance program.


    "WA has more than 20,000 kilometres of coastline, and these diverse projects tackle specific regional issues," Mrs Faragher said.


    "These range from dune restoration in the Pilbara to weed management and revegetation in the metropolitan area and seagrass assessment in the Great Southern.


    "Several projects will also focus on identifying coastal hazards and developing strategies to adapt to the potential risks of climate change and rising sea levels. 


    "Our ongoing commitment to these programs reflects the importance of good coastal planning as well as on-ground management."


    The Minister said the State Government's commitment was shared by many people with most projects being led by local governments and involving coastal community volunteers and groups.


    "The grants represent a great opportunity for the community with the total value of this year's projects, including Government funding, being more than $1.55 million," she said.


    The latest funding allocations support the Western Australian Planning Commission's State Coastal Planning Policy, which guides land use and development along WA's coast.


    Fact File

    • Since the program began, close to 700 projects worth more than $15.5 million have been funded by Coastwest and the Coastal Management Plan Assistance program
    • For more information, visit http://www.planning.wa.gov.au

    Minister's office - 6552 5300



    Coastwest and Coastal Management Plan Assistance program grants 2016-17

    RegionProject TitleProject ManagerGrant
    PilbaraSutherland Street Dune Protection WorksTown of Port Hedland $35,644
    Mid-WestCape Burney to Drummond Cove Adaptation Planning

    City of Greater Geraldton


    Healthy Estuaries - Hill estuaryNorthern Agricultural Catchments Council $13,178
    Perth MetroRestoration of Primary Dunes - SwanbourneCity of Nedlands $19,580
    Restoring Bush Forever Site 325 at Iluka - North Ocean Reef foreshoreFriends of North Ocean Reef - Iluka Foreshore $20,828
    Ecological Restoration of linkage site: Hamersley Beach to Mettams PoolStirling Natural Environment Coastcare $16,558
    South Beach Rehabilitation ProjectFriends of Fremantle Beaches    $5,629
    Mosman Beach Revegetation and Erosion ControlTown of Mosman Park  $21,895
    Coastal Rehabilitation at Shoalwater Bay beachConservation Volunteers $22,500
     Restoring the Iconic Cottesloe CoastTown of Cottesloe $20,500
     Mullaloo Coastcare 2017Mullaloo Beach Community Group Inc  $21,300
     Arresting Floreat dog beach blow-outsCambridge Coastcare Inc. $11,200
    PeelPreston Beach Dune ManagementShire of Waroona $8,980
    South-WestGeographe Bay Coastal Management Program (2018-2038)City of Busselton$30,000
    Involving Communities in Developing coastal risk management frameworksPeron Naturaliste Partnership$37,900
    Implementation of Dieback Management Measures along the Meelup coastlineMeelup Regional Park Management Committee $29,488
    Weed and Access Erosion Control "Windmills" Cape NaturalisteDunsborough Coast and Land Care   $8,685
    Great SouthernReview of Coastal Management PlanShire of Jerramungup$40,000
    Ocean Beach and Peaceful Bay Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation PlanShire of Denmark$30,000
    Albany Senior High School Marine Science ProjectAlbany Senior High School  $20,000
    Middleton Bay Seagrass Productivity AssessmentCity of Albany $6,580
    Goldfields-EsperanceEsperance Coastal Fires Recovery Action Planning and ImplementationSouth Coast Natural Resource Management Inc. $25,000
    Castletown Quays Rehabilitation Project - Shire of EsperanceShire of Esperance  $30,555



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