Mandurah receives funding boost for coastal projects

David Templeman
David Templeman

THE City of Mandurah has been awarded grants of almost $100,000 from the State Government towards coastal protection.

The council received a $20,000 Coastal Adaptation and Protection grant for their Acoustic Wave and Current devices and wave buoy data collection review and analysis which involves the documentation and analysis of oceanographic datasets collected from 2013 to 2018.

It also received a Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program grant of $75,000 for the Mandurah coastal hazard risk management and adaptation planning project.

More than $1.6 million in shared grants funding has been awarded to 45 projects across WA’s coastal regions to support coastal management work and improved coastal amenities.

Mandurah MLA David Templeman said the State Government was proud to continue to support the vast and challenging work undertaken by local coastal managers, community groups and volunteers to protect and maintain a vulnerable asset.

“Working in partnership with local coastal managers to address management issues and protect the WA coastline provides significant benefits to WA and the community,’’ he said.

“We all love to live and relax on our coastline and it is a big part of the attraction to tourists visiting WA.”