Coastal management plan assistance program

The grants support coastal land managers to develop strategies and management plans for coastal areas

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

The grants support coastal land managers to develop strategies and management plans for coastal areas that are, or are predicted to become, under pressure from a range of challenges.

CMPAP grants support the Commission’s State Planning Policy 2.6 – State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP2.6), which guides land use and development along WA’s coast.

Coastal management plan assistance program grants 2020/21 now open

Coastal land managers including local governments and Aboriginal corporations/land councils are invited to apply for grant funding to assist in planning and managing Western Australia’s iconic coastline. Applications for the 2020/21 CMPAP grants close 12pm (midday) Friday 24 April 2020.

Grants of up to $125,000 per project are available. 

CMPAP grants will fund:

  • a coastal hazard risk management and adaptation plan (CHRMAP), including hazard assessment
  • CHRMAP component(s)
  • implementing actions of an adopted CHRMAP
  • review of CHRMAP
  • a coastal strategy (or review of existing coastal strategy)
  • a coastal management plan (or review of existing coastal management plan)

Projects that propose effective planning over coastal erosion hotspots or watchlist sites will be favourably considered.

Past recipients

Coastal management plan assistance program evaluation report 2013-2018

The report outlines CMPAP’s achievements and program development over the last five years (2013-2018), and considers future directions of the program.

Page last reviewed 5 March 2020
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