Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Rottnest Island among 54 recipients to share in $4m coastal grants

    24/06/2021 10:00 AM
     
    • McGowan Government allocates $4 million to 54 coastal projects throughout the State
    • Includes $1.7 million to address coastal erosion at Thomson Bay South at Rottnest Island
    • Grants support local managers to better understand and protect WA coastline
    • McGowan Government continues to call for a national approach to address coastal erosion 

    Rottnest Island will receive $1.77 million for urgent work to address severe erosion at Thomson Bay South, as part of the McGowan Government's $4 million coastal grants program.

     

    Another 53 coastal management projects throughout the State will also receive funding to help protect and enhance our iconic coastline.

     

    With Thomson Bay listed as the top priority in the 2019 Assessment of Coastal Erosion Hotspots in WA report - and its holiday chalets at danger of significant structural damage - $1.77 million will go towards the design and construction of a seawall to help mitigate the risk.

     

    Other hotspots to receive funding this year include the City of Stirling's Mettams Pool ($190,000 for sand replenishment) and the City of Albany's Emu Point ($230,000 to complete the design and approval of new groynes).

     

    Some of the State's most loved beaches will also benefit with the Shire of Broome awarded $93,988 to help manage Cable and Town beaches, and several metropolitan beaches including Swanbourne and Leighton Beach in Fremantle receiving funding for projects such as weed control, biodiversity restoration and dune rehabilitation. 

     

    Additionally, six local governments - Cottesloe, East Fremantle, Exmouth, Manjimup, Albany and Ravensthorpe - will receive funding to complete their coastal hazard risk management and adaptation plans.

     

    These plans are the first step in identifying coastal hazards such as erosion and long-term management actions.

     

    This year's funding builds on last year's $5 million allocated to four high priority coastal erosion hotspots as part of the McGowan Government's $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan.

     

    Work on these projects at Port Beach, Point Peron and Drummond Cove is progressing while work at Quinns Beach was completed in March.

     

    For more information on the State Government's coastal grants program, visit http://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/coastalgrants

     

    Comments attributed to Transport and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "One of the best parts about living in WA is our amazing coastline and easy access to some of the best beaches in the world.

     

    "However these are very fragile environments and that's why we've allocated $4 million to 54 projects across the State to ensure we can sustainably manage potential threats and pressures on our diverse, vast coastline. 

     

    "The grants support the work of coastal land managers, including local governments and community groups.

     

    "Supporting and fostering these partnerships is key to ensuring the best outcome for the WA coastline and I congratulate all successful recipients in this year's program."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5500

     

    Grant recipients

     

    RecipientProjectDescriptionGrant
    City of AlbanyEmu Point Groyne Completion of Emu Point groyne field optimisation modelling and finalisation of preliminary and detail design$230,000
    City of BunburyMaintenance of Leschenault Inlet inner training wallsCoastal structure design for refurbishment of Leschenault Inlet training walls $20,000
    City of BusseltonCoastal monitoring (year 9)Coastal data collection including aerial photos, site photos, beach surveys$45,000
    City of Busselton Mitigation of coastal floodingRisk assessment of coastal flooding through inspection of stormwater outlets and coastal dunes$25,000
    City of Busselton Sand nourishmentSand nourishment of public foreshore along Geographe Bay such as Dunsborough and Broadwater$50,000
    City of CockburnC Y O'Connor Beach engineered fringing reefInstallation of nearshore engineered reef modules as coastal management trial $214,349
    City of FremantleSouth Beach and Bathers Beach coastal monitoring programCoastal data gathering and data analysis of previously available data$44,750
    City of Fremantle (Town of Mosman Park)Port, Leighton and Mosman beaches coastal monitoring program - 2021-2022 data collectionCollection of site and remote time-lapse photos, beach surveys and storm monitoring$18,750
    City of Greater GeraldtonMonitoring coastal hotspotsPeriodic beach surveys at all of the City's coastal erosion hotspots$19,000
    City of JoondalupCoastal monitoring program 2021-22 Collection of site photos, shoreline movement and beach surveys data$24,908
    City of JoondalupSand bypassing program 2021-22Sand bypassing from Sorrento Beach to Hillarys Beach$89,800
    City of StirlingCity of Stirling coastal monitoringCoastal data collection program from Brighton Beach to Watermans Bay$30,000
    City of StirlingMettams sand nourishmentSand nourishment at Mettams Pool$190,000
    City of WannerooAerial coastal survey of beaches and coastal structuresAerial LiDAR survey of the City's coastline and coastal structures$22,905
    City of WannerooInstallation of remote monitoring cameras for ongoing coastal monitoringInstallation of five remote photo monitoring points at Quinns Beach and Yanchep $12,500
    Peron Naturaliste PartnershipBeach profile surveys and sediment samplingCollection of beach surveys and sediment analysis at various locations within nine local government areas$15,300
    Rottnest Island AuthorityCoastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) for Rottnest IslandCoastal hazard assessment for Rottnest Island to support development of complete CHRMAP for Rottnest Island$25,000
    Rottnest Island AuthoritySouth Thomson RevetmentDetail design and construction project$1,770,000
    Shire of Augusta Margaret RiverGnarabup Beach sand nourishmentSand nourishment at Gnarabup Beach$15,000
    Shire of Augusta Margaret RiverGeophysical assessment - Augusta SouthGeophysical assessment at Augusta South, covering approximately 2.5km of coastline$25,000
    Shire of BroomeCable Beach protection detailed designDetailed design of buried coastal structure at Cable Beach$68,988
    Shire of Broome and Nyamba Buru Yawuru Shoreline monitoring of Broome townsiteBeach surveys using UAV and collection of site photos$13,515
    Shire of DenmarkOcean Beach retaining wall maintenance and refurbishmentStructure condition inspection, detail design and construction to maintain and refurbish retaining wall at Ocean Beach$55,775
    Shire of GinginInterim adaptation solution for managing erosion at LancelinSand nourishment at Grace Darling Park in Lancelin$31,000
    Shire of ExmouthExmouth Townsite Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan Development of Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) $90,000
    Shire of GinginShire of Gingin Coastal Management StrategyDevelopment of coastal management strategy$100,000
    Shire of Dandaragan Jurien Bay Central Foreshore Adaptation InvestigationInvestigation of retreat and protection options for the Jurien Bay Central Foreshore. $50,000
    Town of CottesloeTown of Cottesloe Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation PlanDevelopment of CHRMAP$100,000
    Town of East FremantleTown of East Fremantle Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation PlanDevelopment of CHRMAP$47,750
    Shire of ManjimupWindy Harbour Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation PlanDevelopment of CHRMAP$50,000
    City of Albany;
    Southern Ports
    Princess Royal Harbour Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation PlanDevelopment of CHRMAP$100,000
    Shire of RavensthorpeHopetoun Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation PlanDevelopment of CHRMAP$100,000
    Bardi Jawi and Nyul Nyul Aboriginal Rangers;
    Environs Kimberley
    Documenting and managing Nyul Nyul and Bardi Jawi sea countryDocument and map sea country and coastal habitats to allow future coastal planning and track historical changes$42,943
    Shire of BroomeBroome Town Beach Foreshore Management PlanDevelopment of foreshore management plan for Broome Town Beach $25,000
    City of KarrathaCleaverville Foreshore Management Plan ImplementationImplement the recommendations of the Cleaverville Foreshore Management Plan to close and rehabilitate tracks$37,500
    Shire of Dandaragan;
    Jurien Bay Regional Herbarium Group
    Turquoise Way Path Shingle Avenue RealignmentRealign the Turquoise Way Path in accordance with the Shire of Dandaragan CHRMAP$55,000
    City of Greater Geraldton;
    Point Moore Coastcare;
    NACC
    Point Moore Dune Stabilisation and Access ControlIncrease dune stability and sand capture through a combination of access management, brushing, planting, and sand trapping fencing$38,000
    Shire of Dandaragan;
    Jurien Bay Regional Herbarium Group;
    NACC
    Collaborating Coastcare in the Northern Agricultural RegionSupporting Coastcare groups to deliver a series of coastal conservation events $5,000
    Town of Cambridge;
    Cambridge Coastcare
    Cambridge Coastcare helicopter carpark dune restorationRestore vegetation to cover for dune fronting Floreat Beach Park$8,868
    City of Joondalup;
    Friends of Sorrento Beach & Marmion Foreshore;
    Perth NRM
    Marmion/Sorrento Coastal Foreshore Reserve Rehabilitation 2021-2022Rehabilitation of the Marmion and Sorrento Coastal Foreshore Reserves$15,200
    Town of Mosman Park;
    Friends of Mosman Park Bushland Volunteer Group;
    Beehive Montessori School
    Mosman Beach Rehabilitation ProjectRevegetation at Mosman Beach with infill planting$17,326
    City of Cockburn;
    Cockburn Coastcare;
    Perth NRM
    Stabilisation of CY O'Connor erosion hotspot, Rollinson Road dunes, CockburnStabilise an identified erosion hotspot using geotextile sand bags, sand renourishment, jute matting installation, vegetation restoration planting and protective fencing$59,630
    City of Joondalup;
    Friends of North Ocean Reef-Iluka Foreshore
    Restoring Bush Forever Site 325 at Iluka - North Ocean Reef ForeshoreRestoration and protection of the biodiversity of the northern end of Bush Forever site 325$16,480
    Town of Cambridge;
    Cambridge Coastcare;
    Omnidrone Pty Ltd
    Improving coastal dune monitoring & management - Phase 2Build on coastal dune monitoring data captured in 2018-19 to identify coastline trends$10,240
    City of Stirling;
    Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare Inc;
    Perth NRM
    Increasing species diversity and habitat across the City of Stirling coastline              Increase biodiversity at selected sites between South Trigg and Beach Road using infill planting$49,510
    Town of Cottesloe;
    Cottesloe Coastcare
    Grant Street Dune Restoration Project (N5-N6)Ecological restoration of Cottesloe's coastline$6,738
    City of Fremantle;
    Friends of Freo Beaches
    Leighton Beach F8-F12 frontal dune stabilisation projectDune stabilisation through sand trap fencing, and weeding and planting$6,378.39
    City of Joondalup;
    Friends of Hillarys and Kallaroo Foreshore;
    Joondalup Community Coast Care Forum
    Restoration activities; engage, involve, educate and inspire community coastcareCommunity-led rehabilitation actions including fencing, weed monitoring, mapping, and planting of native plants to stabilise dunes$11,245
    Town of Cottesloe;
    Cottesloe Coastcare
    Cottesloe's Coastal Monitoring Project and Community EngagementContinuation of 10-year photographic monitoring project (currently in 7th year) $11,800
    City of Rockingham;
    City of Kwinana;
    Perth NRM;
    Kwinana Beach Coastcare;
    Kennedy Bay Coastcare;
    Golden Bay Coastcare;
    Singleton Coastcare
    Activating the Kwinana-Rockingham Coastcare CommunitySupporting Coastcare groups to deliver a series of coastal conservation events $21,608
    City of Nedlands;
    Swanbourne Coastal Alliance;
    The Friends of Allen Park;
    Scotch College Cadets
    Swanbourne Coastal Dunes Greenway Corridor EnhancementIncrease the ecological integrity of the entire coastal corridor by enhancing linkages to adjacent coastal areas within Allen Park as well as coastal areas in Cottesloe and Cambridge$16,524.20
    City of Wanneroo;
    Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association
    Two Rocks Sea Wrack ManagementTrials to push accumulated sea wrack back into the ocean to improve beach conditions and reduce odour issues$8,200
    City of Kwinana;
    Perth NRM
    Coastal Capacity Building Program in the Perth RegionEngage Coastcare volunteers in training, knowledge sharing, skills development and education focused on coastal conservation and restoration$30,000
    Peron Naturaliste Partnership;
    University of Western Australia
    Real-time monitoring of coastal community valuesUtilise existing CoastSnap community beach monitoring sites, as a tool to support the collection of real-time community coastal social values$6,538.86