CoastWA grants

Funding is available for local governments and eligible community organisations to rehabilitate, restore and enhance our beaches and coastal environments.

CoastWA is a strategic response to the state-wide assessment of coastal erosion hotspots in Western Australia to ensure that resources are directed to the locations and actions where they will have the most benefit.  It is an expansion of current coastal planning and management grants and services provided by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and Department of Transport.

 

Coastal Adaptation and Protection Grants 2021/22 now open

The Department of Transport provides up to $300,000 per proposal specifically aimed at identifying and adapting to coastal hazards.

 

Coastwest Grants 2021/22 now open

Coastwest provides opportunities for Western Australians to learn about, conserve and protect our coast. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage administers the Coastwest program on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Applications are open for Coastwest grants to support coastal land managers and community organisations to undertake projects to rehabilitate, restore and enhance coastal sitesApplications close 12pm (midday) Wednesday 31 March 2021.

This year’s grants will receive a significant funding increase following the State government’s commitment to investing in addressing coastal erosion hotspots and the impacts of climate change on the coast. Grants between $5,000 and $60,000 are available from a total pool of $475,000 to support:

  • the implementation of local and regional coastal plans and strategies, especially those devised in accordance with State Planning Policy 2.6: State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP 2.6)
  • coastal management actions that reduce exposure to coastal hazards and risks to preserve Western Australia’s beaches and foreshores
  • sustainable recreational and tourist use of the coast by assisting in the maintenance of the recreational amenity and provision of public access to the coast
  • the capacity of Western Australian communities to increase their involvement in coastal zone management activities, through joint coastal research activities, education and training
  • the identification, protection and maintenance of environmental values, aesthetic qualities, biodiversity and water quality in the coastal zone

Projects that encourage and support actions to reduce exposure to coastal hazards to preserve WA’s beaches, particularly within coastal erosion hotspots or watchlist sites, will be favourably considered.

Previous Coastwest funded projects

The 2019/20 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 18 February - 15 April 2019. Thirty-eight applications were received and 17 projects were approved to share in $356,425 of grants.

The 2018/19 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 16 February - 9 April 2018. Twenty seven applications were received and 20 projects were approved to share in $375,014 of grants.

The 2017/18 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 16 January – 21 March 2017. Twenty eight applications were received and 21 projects were approved to share in $388,169 of grants.

The 2016/17 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 8 March–8 April 2016. Twenty-eight applications were received and 18 projects were approved to share in $338,100 of grants.

The 2015/16 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 13 April–30 June 2015. Forty-five applications were received and 22 projects were approved to share in $452,444 of grants. 

The 2014/15 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 15 May–30 June 2014. Forty-six applications were received and 25 projects were approved to share in $507,000 of grants.

The 2013/14 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 15 April–24 June 2013. Forty-two applications were received and 21 projects were approved to share in $568,555 of grants. 

The 2012/13 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 30 April–26 July 2012. Fifty-eight applications were received and 30 projects were approved to share in $752,532 of grants.

The 2012 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 4 July–29 September 2011. Forty-six applications were received.

The 2011 Coastwest grant round was open for applications from 1 February–28 March 2011. Fifty-three applications were received.

 

Coastal management plan assistance program grants 2021/22 now open 

Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program (CMPAP) grants are administered by the department on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission.  

The 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, and assists coastal land managers to develop strategies and management plans for coastal areas that are under pressure from a range of challenges, or that are predicted to be in the future.

CMPAP will fund:

  • a coastal hazard risk management and adaptation plan (CHRMAP), including hazard assessment
  • CHRMAP component(s)
  • Implementation of 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.

 

CMPAP evaluation report 2013-2018

Page last reviewed 20 January 2021
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