State Govt makes $1.6m available in Coastal Adaptation and Protection and Coastal Management Plan Assistance funding

The Mullaloo coastline.
The Mullaloo coastline.

MORE than $1.6 million in funding is on offer for projects that improve coastal conditions.

Applications are open for the State Government’s Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) and Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program (CMPAP) grants, which aim to support the planning and sustainable management of coastal areas vulnerable to risks such as erosion and inundation.

Suitable projects could include undertaking coastal hazard risk management and adaptation plans, monitoring, asset management, and maintenance.

Coastwest grants support projects that enhance coastal conditions and amenity such as weed management, shoreline monitoring, and dune restoration.

Transport and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said WA’s coastline was vulnerable to changing conditions.

“The State Government works closely with local coastal managers and community groups to identify regionally specific issues and find ways to adapt to the challenges,” she said.

“By better understanding coastal hazards, local managers can make informed decisions that support sustainable development, tourism and recreation.”

Applications for CAP grants can be made at www.transport.wa.gov.au or for CMPAP grants at www.planning.wa.gov.au until April 4.

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