- 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.
- 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
|Region||Project Title||Project Manager||Grant|
|Pilbara||Sutherland Street Dune Protection Works||Town of Port Hedland ||$35,644|
|Mid-West||Cape Burney to Drummond Cove Adaptation Planning |
City of Greater Geraldton
|||Healthy Estuaries - Hill estuary||Northern Agricultural Catchments Council ||$13,178|
|Perth Metro||Restoration of Primary Dunes - Swanbourne||City of Nedlands ||$19,580|
|||Restoring Bush Forever Site 325 at Iluka - North Ocean Reef foreshore||Friends of North Ocean Reef - Iluka Foreshore ||$20,828|
|||Ecological Restoration of linkage site: Hamersley Beach to Mettams Pool||Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare ||$16,558|
|||South Beach Rehabilitation Project||Friends of Fremantle Beaches ||$5,629|
|||Mosman Beach Revegetation and Erosion Control||Town of Mosman Park ||$21,895|
|||Coastal Rehabilitation at Shoalwater Bay beach||Conservation Volunteers ||$22,500|
| ||Restoring the Iconic Cottesloe Coast||Town of Cottesloe ||$20,500|
| ||Mullaloo Coastcare 2017||Mullaloo Beach Community Group Inc ||$21,300|
| ||Arresting Floreat dog beach blow-outs||Cambridge Coastcare Inc. ||$11,200|
|Peel||Preston Beach Dune Management||Shire of Waroona ||$8,980|
|South-West||Geographe Bay Coastal Management Program (2018-2038)||City of Busselton||$30,000|
|||Involving Communities in Developing coastal risk management frameworks||Peron Naturaliste Partnership||$37,900|
|||Implementation of Dieback Management Measures along the Meelup coastline||Meelup Regional Park Management Committee ||$29,488|
|||Weed and Access Erosion Control "Windmills" Cape Naturaliste||Dunsborough Coast and Land Care ||$8,685|
|Great Southern||Review of Coastal Management Plan||Shire of Jerramungup||$40,000|
|||Ocean Beach and Peaceful Bay Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan||Shire of Denmark||$30,000|
|||Albany Senior High School Marine Science Project||Albany Senior High School ||$20,000|
|||Middleton Bay Seagrass Productivity Assessment||City of Albany ||$6,580|
|Goldfields-Esperance||Esperance Coastal Fires Recovery Action Planning and Implementation||South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc. ||$25,000|
|||Castletown Quays Rehabilitation Project - Shire of Esperance||Shire of Esperance ||$30,555|