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3.5 million for coastal erosion and support planning projects

Major coastal planning and protection projects in Denmark, Geraldton, Mandurah, and Busselton are among 37 projects to share in almost $3.6 million in State Government funding through CoastWA.

CoastWA is the State Government’s $33.5 million strategic response to the increasing impacts of coastal hazards to ensure long-term sustainable land use and development of our coast.

Mettams Beach – storm erosions after Ex-cyclone Mangga in May 2020.

Major projects to receive grant funding for 2023/24 include:

  • $1.14 million for relocation and infrastructure replacement at Ocean Beach in Denmark;
  • $615,000 for stage 2 of the construction of four geotextile groynes and sand replenishment at Sunset Beach in Geraldton;
  • $172,500 for the development of a coastal protection strategy for Marybrook Siesta Park in Busselton; and
  • $140,000 to prepare a plan to improve understanding of coastal hazards at Mandurah’s southern beaches.

Local coastal managers and community groups will contribute approximately $4.36 million in funding and in-kind donations to deliver these coastal projects.

For more information on the State Government’s Coastal Adaption and Protection Grants program, visit CoastWA grants.

Coastal erosion at Port Beach.

“Western Australia has some of the most pristine coastline in the world and almost $19 million has been provided by our Government to 187 coastal projects since 2020.

“This important funding to coastal projects across the State will ensure we can sustainably manage the threats and pressures on our diverse but fragile coastline.

“The Grants are also targeted to help coastal land managers prepare and implement plans and strategies, and partner with community groups to undertake on-ground activities identified in coastal management plans and strategies.” Said Planning Minister John Carey.

“The CoastWA program continues to provide critical support and funding to local governments and community organisations as they work to mitigate and adapt to the growing impact of coastal hazards.

“Supporting and fostering these partnerships is key to ensuring the best outcomes arise for securing long-term sustainable land use and development of the WA coastline.” Said Minister Assisting the Transport Minister David Michael.

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