Coastal planning leaders awarded for innovation and commitment
Wednesday 2 October 2019
Excellence awarded for coastal planning, protection and management initiatives in the 2019 Western Australian Coastal Awards for Excellence.
A tourist trail, coastal transformation project and research into the health of seagrass are some of the initiatives recognised in the 2019 Western Australian Coastal Awards for Excellence.
The coastal champion was awarded to Environs Kimberley in recognition of its outstanding efforts facilitating over 12 years of the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project.
Honours were shared by two local councils for excellence in coastal design, heritage and tourism. The City of Cockburn's Coogee Maritime Trail and the transformation of the Beresford Foreshore - a collaborative project led by the City of Greater Geraldton - were recognised for providing accessible and unique tourism and education experiences for visitors to our coast.
The Cottesloe Coastcare Association was awarded best community group with a special commendation awarded by the judges to the Friends of Point Peron. Other category winners include the Peron Naturaliste Partnership, Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group and the City of Rockingham.
The awards are held every two years to celebrate the achievements of groups and individuals involved in protecting and managing Western Australia's coast.
For more information, visit http://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/coastal-awards
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