Investment in coastal erosion hotspots

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Almost $7 million has been allocated to 4 high priority coastal erosion hotspots and an additional 42 coastal management projects across WA.
A view from the ocean towards the land at Point Peron.

$5 million will support the high priority coastal erosion projects, including:

  • $3.25 million for the large-scale Port Beach sand nourishment project
  • $500,000 for Quinns Beach groyne construction
  • $600,000 for Drummond Cove groyne construction and sand nourishment
  • $650,000 for Point Peron coastal management.

An additional $1.76 million will be allocated to 42 projects across WA to assist local governments and communities to plan, protect, manage and enhance WA’s coastal areas.

More than $150,000 has been awarded to the Shire of Gingin to undertake strategic coastal planning for Ledge Point, Guilderton, Seabird and Lancelin, and investigate more long-term solutions to manage coastal erosion.

Another 28 coastal erosion hotspots have also received grant funding, including $300,000 to the Shire of Esperance for a collaborative trial project and a further $39,000 to protect Duke’s Dunes.

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Page reviewed 10 November 2020