Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    2022 Coastal Awards recognise the importance of WA coastlines

    5/05/2022 6:30 AM
    • Nominations now open for 2022 Western Australian Coastal Awards for Excellence
    • Awards recognise celebrate outstanding achievements in coastal planning and management
    • Category winners to be announced in September 2022 

    Nominations are now open for the 2022 Western Australian Coastal Awards for Excellence.


    The awards, presented as part of the WA Planning Commission's Coastal Zone Management Program, recognise the work undertaken to enhance, rehabilitate and adapt to threats and pressures to the WA coastline.


    This year's categories include coastal champion, coastal planning, coastal management and adaption, education and engagement, coast design, and science and research.


    The McGowan Labor Government remains committed to protect WA's unique coastlines, following a further $18.5 million funding commitment in the 2021-22 State Budget to address key coastal erosion hotspots.


    Since 2003, many individuals, community groups, local government, State Government and non-government organisations have been recognised for their outstanding efforts and achievements to protect WA's coastline.


    Applicants may self-nominate or nominate any eligible community group, organisation or individual.


    Nominations close on Wednesday July 6, 2022, with winners announced in September 2022, as part of the 2022 WA State Natural Resource Management and Coastal Conference. To nominate, go to https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-planning-lands-and-heritage/coastal-awards-excellence


    Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "Our Government is committed to protecting our coastlines and these awards highlight and raise greater awareness around the significance of our coastline, and the people and organisations that are committed to protecting and caring for it.


    "Nominations are encouraged from individuals, community groups, businesses, schools, local councils and State Government agencies, including anyone who is demonstrating success in the award categories.


    "Maintaining our vast WA coastline is a huge task. These awards allow us to express our thanks for the tireless work that volunteers and groups do in protecting our incredible coastline for future generations."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500