Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    State Government support for WA coastal planning projects

    26/07/2017 3:20 PM
     
    • ​$603,000 towards 24 projects to protect and improve WA's coastline
    • Funding will help address regionally specific issues

    Protection and improvement of Western Australia's world-renowned coastline will receive a $603,000 funding boost.

     

    The State Government is providing funding towards 24 projects aimed at improving coastal amenity or addressing coastal hazards such as erosion and inundation.

     

    The funding forms part of the 2017-18 Coastwest and Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program (CMPAP) and is provided to community groups, schools and local governments overseeing coastline projects.

     

    Funds from Coastwest support projects that improve local coastal conditions and amenity, while CMPAP funding assists coastal land managers to undertake strategic planning.

     

    Both grants are administered by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and support the Western Australian Planning Commission's State Coastal Planning Policy.

     

    The 24 funded projects span the State's 20,000 kilometre coastline; from protecting the natural and cultural values of the remote Walsh Point in the Kimberley to planning for coastal hazards in Albany in the Great Southern.

     

    The full list of funded projects is available online at http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/coastwest

     

    Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "WA is internationally recognised for its spectacular coast and these projects will help ensure it remains this way in the future.

     

    "People throughout WA, many of them volunteers and students, are doing vital work to plan for and manage our coastline.

     

    "The State Government is proud to provide the support and tools needed for each group to manage regionally specific issues, including developing coastal hazard risk management and adaptation plans, and rehabilitating dunes.

     

    "The total value of these projects is nearly $1.86 million, with every dollar of Government funding being complemented by more than two dollars of cash, or in-kind contributions."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5500

     

     

     2017/18 Coastwest and Coastal Managmeent Plan Assistance Program Grants

     

    RegionProject TitleProject ManagerGrant
    KimberleyWalsh Point Visitor Management MasterplanWunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation$24,500
    Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring ProjectEnvirons Kimberley$17,300
    PilbaraCleaverville Foreshore Management PlanCity of Karratha$16,000
    GascoyneDenham Townsite Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan Shire of Shark Bay$65,000
    Mid-WestGeraldton Foreshore African Boxthorn Control - Stage 1City of Greater Geraldton$44,000

    Perth Metro 

    Challenger Parade Dune Restoration (Dartmouth to Swanage Street, City Beach)The Challenger Dune Eco Restoration Group$15,000
    Tompkins Park Foreshore Restoration Stage 2Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group $18,900
    Marmion Coastal Foreshore Reserve Rehabilitation 2017-2018Friends of Sorrento Beach & Marmion Foreshore$19,500
    Rehabilitation and Care of Kennedy Bay Coastal Sand DunesKennedy Bay Coastcare$8,750
    Restoring Bush Forever Site 325 at Iluka - North Ocean Reef ForeshoreFriends of North Ocean Reef-Iluka Foreshore$20,100
    Climate ready coastal vegetation trial at Singleton Beach, RockinghamPerth NRM$12,480
    Restoration and Habitat Protection Swanbourne DunesCity of Nedlands$19,307
    Integrated Foreshore Restoration in City of Stirling Trigg-Scarborough CoastStirling Natural Environment Coastcare$48,980
    Restoring the Iconic Cottesloe Coast - Stage 2 for Site C2Town of Cottesloe$8,591
    PeelMurray Delta Monitoring ProjectShire of Murray$5,620
    Mandurah Fairy Tern SanctuaryCity of Mandurah$20,000
    Preston Beach Foreshore RestorationShire of Waroona$14,840
    South- WestOn ground action to protect the Prevelly/Gnarabup coastal environmentShire of Augusta Margaret River $14,175
    CoastSwaP Coastal Stakeholder Forums & Best Practice Case StudiesSouth West and Peel Coastal Management Group (CoastSWaP)$8,000
    Science on the Toby InletCity of Busselton$18,627
    City of Busselton Coastal Adaptation StrategyCity of Busselton$75,000
    Great SouthernAlbany Senior High School Marine Science ProjectAlbany Senior High School$21,000
    Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation PlanCity of Albany$75,000
    Goldfields-EsperanceDempster Head Management PlanningShire of Esperance$12,500