Coastwest

Coastwest provides opportunities for Western Australians to learn about, conserve and protect our coast.

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.

Coastwest Grants 2020/21 now open

Applications are open for Coastwest grants to support coastal land managers and community organisations to undertake projects to rehabilitate, restore and enhance coastal sites.

Applications for the 2020/21 Coastwest grants close 12pm (midday) Friday 24 April 2020.

Grants between $5,000 and $50,000 are available to support:

  • the implementation of local and regional coastal plans and strategies, especially those devised in accordance with State Planning Policy2.6: 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 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.

Useful references

By providing a series of monitoring methods, and a simple and structured way to record information, the Monitoring Manual provides a framework to assist the community to monitor the marine environment.

A guide produced by the Department of Transport to assist coastal managers in monitoring changes to a specific coastal location over time. For more information go to Department of Transport's Coastal erosion and stability page.

A community guide for protecting and conserving the Western Australian coast.

Coastwest funded projects

  • Busselton Senior High School students participating in a planting day
    Busselton Senior High School students participating in a planting day
  • Busselton Senior High School students participating in a planting day
    Busselton Senior High School students participating in a planting day
  • Dune rehabilitation at South Beach
    Dune rehabilitation at South Beach
  • Revegated dunes along the Marmion coast
    Revegated dunes along the Marmion coast
  • Broome Seagrass Monitoring Project
    Broome Seagrass Monitoring Project
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