$1.5 million allocated towards coastal projects across WA

$1.5 million allocated towards coastal projects across WA
Monday 5 August 2019

The State Government has awarded more than $1.54 million to 39 projects across the state to help communities plan, protect, manage and enhance Western Australia's coastal areas.

The State Government has awarded more than $1.54 million to 39 projects across the state to help communities plan, protect, manage and enhance Western Australia's coastal areas.

The grants will support local governments, community groups and schools to protect and improve WA's coastline in the short to medium term.

Meanwhile, the State Government has also today released the Coastal Erosion Hotspots report that will map out potential longer-term solutions in areas with accelerated coastal change.

The State Government written to the Federal Government to call on a greater role from the Commonwealth in delivering long-term infrastructure solutions.

This year's grants will help relevant stakeholders and authorities to deliver coastal projects and plans, including:

  • Funding to extend the groyne at Quinns Beach ($300,000);
  • Replenishing sand in Esperance at Norseman Road ($150,000);
  • Development of a management plan for coastal reserves in Port Hedland ($50,000); and
  • Program for schools to rehabilitate degraded land and stabilise sand dunes at Myalup beach ($45,675).

Projects span the State's coastline and assist in the preparation of coastal management plans, development of coastal planning strategies, coastal monitoring, implementation of coastal adaptation plans, and the management of on-ground risks and hazards.

The Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) grants are administered by the Department of Transport. The Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program (CMPAP) and Coastwest grants are administered by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission.

For more information, visit http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/capgrants or http://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/coastal-planning

Read the full media statement.

Page last reviewed 5 August 2019
Go toTop of the page