- $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
|Region||Project Title||Project Manager||Grant|
|Kimberley||Walsh Point Visitor Management Masterplan||Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation||$24,500|
|||Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project||Environs Kimberley||$17,300|
|Pilbara||Cleaverville Foreshore Management Plan||City of Karratha||$16,000|
|Gascoyne||Denham Townsite Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan ||Shire of Shark Bay||$65,000|
|Mid-West||Geraldton Foreshore African Boxthorn Control - Stage 1||City of Greater Geraldton||$44,000|
|Challenger Parade Dune Restoration (Dartmouth to Swanage Street, City Beach)||The Challenger Dune Eco Restoration Group||$15,000|
|||Tompkins Park Foreshore Restoration Stage 2||Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group ||$18,900|
|||Marmion Coastal Foreshore Reserve Rehabilitation 2017-2018||Friends of Sorrento Beach & Marmion Foreshore||$19,500|
|||Rehabilitation and Care of Kennedy Bay Coastal Sand Dunes||Kennedy Bay Coastcare||$8,750|
|||Restoring Bush Forever Site 325 at Iluka - North Ocean Reef Foreshore||Friends of North Ocean Reef-Iluka Foreshore||$20,100|
|||Climate ready coastal vegetation trial at Singleton Beach, Rockingham||Perth NRM||$12,480|
|||Restoration and Habitat Protection Swanbourne Dunes||City of Nedlands||$19,307|
|||Integrated Foreshore Restoration in City of Stirling Trigg-Scarborough Coast||Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare||$48,980|
|||Restoring the Iconic Cottesloe Coast - Stage 2 for Site C2||Town of Cottesloe||$8,591|
|Peel||Murray Delta Monitoring Project||Shire of Murray||$5,620|
|||Mandurah Fairy Tern Sanctuary||City of Mandurah||$20,000|
|||Preston Beach Foreshore Restoration||Shire of Waroona||$14,840|
|South- West||On ground action to protect the Prevelly/Gnarabup coastal environment||Shire of Augusta Margaret River ||$14,175|
|||CoastSwaP Coastal Stakeholder Forums & Best Practice Case Studies||South West and Peel Coastal Management Group (CoastSWaP)||$8,000|
|||Science on the Toby Inlet||City of Busselton||$18,627|
|||City of Busselton Coastal Adaptation Strategy||City of Busselton||$75,000|
|Great Southern||Albany Senior High School Marine Science Project||Albany Senior High School||$21,000|
|||Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan||City of Albany||$75,000|
|Goldfields-Esperance||Dempster Head Management Planning||Shire of Esperance||$12,500|