Protection and improvement of Western Australia’s world-renowned coastline will receive a $603,000 funding boost.
The State Government is providing funding towards 24 projects aimed at improving coastal amenity or addressing coastal hazards such as erosion and inundation.
The funding forms part of the 2017-18 Coastwest and Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program (CMPAP) and is provided to community groups, schools and local governments overseeing coastline projects.
Funds from Coastwest support projects that improve local coastal conditions and amenity, while CMPAP funding assists coastal land managers to undertake strategic planning.
Both grants are administered by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and support the Western Australian Planning Commission’s State Coastal Planning Policy.
The 24 funded projects span the State’s 20,000 kilometre coastline; from protecting the natural and cultural values of the remote Walsh Point in the Kimberley to planning for coastal hazards in Albany in the Great Southern.
The full list of funded projects is available online at https://www.planning.wa.gov.au/coastwest