Applications are now open for the State Government's 2017-18 coastal grants program to help plan for and manage Western Australia's coastline.
Planning Minister Donna Faragher said $600,000 was available to coastal managers and community groups through the WA Planning Commission's Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program (CMPAP) and Coastwest initiative.
"The Government is committed to supporting good coastal planning and management to maintain our spectacular coastline," Mrs Faragher said.
"With more than 20,000 kilometres of coast to protect, every dollar provided under the annual Coastwest and Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program grants leverages almost three dollars of cash or in-kind contributions from the community and coastal managers."
Coastal land managers can apply for a share of $275,000 CMPAP funding - up to $75,000 per project - to implement coastal hazard risk management and adaptation plans, and coastal management plans in line with the Commission's State Planning Policy 2.6 State Coastal Planning.
A total of $325,000 is available in Coastwest grants - up to $50,000 per project - to enable coastal manager and community group partnerships to improve the condition of WA's coastline.
The Minister said the Coastwest and CMPAP grant applications were open at the same time as those for the Department of Transport's Coastal Adaptation and Protection grants, through which $750,000 was available, making a total of $1,350,000 available for projects managing coastal hazards.
Minister's office - 6552 5300