SAND management and coast monitoring projects in the northern suburbs will share in $214,600 of State coastal funding.
The City of Wanneroo will receive $125,000 Coastal Adaptation and Protection grant for work to add sand at Quinns Beach.
The City of Joondalup will receive two grants – – $75,000 for sand bypassing from Sorrento Beach to Hillarys Beach, and $14,600 for its 2018-19 coastal monitoring program.
The latter involves collecting photos and doing beach profile surveys along the City’s coastline.
Hillarys MLA Peter Katsambanis welcomed the funding and praised volunteer groups involved in coast care projects.
“Our beaches and shoreline are postcard assets,” he said.
“Slowing down the erosion process on dunes assists in the long-term sustainability of our beaches so they can continue to be enjoyed by all in the future.
“Our community has a fantastic number of people who care and devote considerable time and resource to preserve our coasts. These volunteers are unsung heroes.”
The Mullaloo Beach Community Group will receive a $33,000 Coastwest grant for biodiversity protection, including events to increase awareness and revegetation work.
Friends of North Ocean Reef Iluka Foreshore will receive $18,000 to continue restoring a Bush Forever site by hand weeding and infill planting as well as monitoring wildlife such as quendas and the graceful sun moth.
UPDATE, July 20: Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the City’s application for a second, $300,000 grant to extend one of the Quinns Beach groynes was unsuccessful.
“These works have been planned based on sound technical investigations and have strong community support,” she said.
“Whilst it is disappointing that the City was not successful in this second request, the groyne 2 construction works at Quinns Beach will be unaffected, as the works were budgeted for as part of the City’s 2018-19 Capital Works Program.”