Projects include reef fish monitoring in Albany, seagrass monitoring in Broome, coastal dune restoration in Perth and coastal risk and foreshore management plans for the Mid-West and Pilbara. 

Planning Minister John Day said the funding helped to promote the sustainable use and development of the State’s highly valued coastline, now and into the future.

“Our ongoing commitment to these programs reflects the importance of good coastal planning as well as on-ground management,” Mr Day said.

“The projects will help improve the condition and amenity of the State’s coastline, promote sustainable development together with recreational and tourism use, and protect biodiversity and water quality in coastal zones.” 

Every dollar invested through the Coastwest and Coastal Management Plan Assistance programs leverages almost three dollars in cash or in-kind contributions from the community and coastal managers such as local government.

“The grants represent great value for the community with the total value of these projects, including State Government funding, being more than .25 million,” the Minister said. 

The latest funding allocations support the revised State Coastal Planning Policy, which guides land use and development along WA’s coast.

List of funded projects

Great Southern South Coast Community-Based Reef Fish Monitoring Program South Coast NRM Inc. 5,658Kimberley Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project Environs Kimberley 9,120

Pilbara Hearson Cove Foreshore Management Plan City of Karratha 4,000

Mid-West Coastal Management Strategy Shire of Chapman Valley 0,000
Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan Shire of Irwin 0,000
Wheatbelt Spiny Rush Weed Removal at Key Heritage Sites Kwelena Mambakort Wedge Island Aboriginal Corporation 1,750
Perth Metro Foreshore Restoration in the City of Stirling Southern Coastal Zone Stage 2 Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare Inc. 7,105
Restoring Mettams Pool, North Beach, Phase 4 West Coastcare Inc. ,453
Restoring coastal heath in Bush Forever 325 Friends of North Ocean Reef – Iluka Foreshore 0,832
Coastal Rehabilitation at Golden Bay, Rockingham City of Rockingham ,440
Mosman Beach Rehabilitation Project Town of Mosman Park 9,322
Sorrento Beach Dune Rehabilitation Friends of Sorrento Beach 8,592
Mullaloo Dunes Restoration Project Mullaloo Beach Community Group 5,100
Protecting the Environmental Values of Alfred Cove Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group Inc 7,250
Cockburn Sound Coastal Adaptation Planning Cities of Cockburn, Fremantle, Kwinana & Rockingham 0,000
South West Myalup Dune Restoration Stage 2 Shire of Harvey 3,400
CoastSWaP Coastal Stakeholder Forums and Information Sharing Project South West and Peel Coastal Management Group ,800
Ringbolt Bay Rehabilitation Shire of Augusta Margaret River 9,500
Peron Naturaliste Region Coastal Monitoring Program Local governments between Rockingham and Busselton 0,000
Reducing impacts of visitor use on the Meelup coastline Meelup Regional Park Management Committee 8,600
Wonnerup Coastal Reserves Foreshore Management Plan City of Busselton 5,000
Support Grant South Coast Management Group ,000
Save the Salmon Holes Sand Dunes Project Great Southern Institute Of Technology 6,640
South Coast Shorebird Survey & Habitat Management Project Green Skills Inc 4,748
Emu Point Coastal Parks Revegetation City of Albany 9,000
Goldfields -Esperance Castletown Quays Rehabilitation Project Shire of Esperance 8,088
Shire of Esperance Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy Shire of Esperance 0,000
Statewide WA Beach Clean Up & Source Reduction Plans Tangaroa Blue Foundation 4,700
Redmap WA Community Champions Program Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania 1,899