CoastWA grants

Successful 2022/23 projects have been announced with 50 projects sharing in $3.96 million.

CoastWA addresses the findings and recommendations of the Assessment of Coastal Erosion Hotspots in Western Australia. It aims to implement a strategic response to the growing impacts of coastal hazards in order to plan for, manage and protect the WA coast from the impacts of coastal hazards to ensure sustainable land use and development on the coast for the long-term. 

CoastWA enhances the State’s existing coastal funding programs and provides additional support to enable coastal land managers to proactively plan and manage their coastline.

CoastWA Summary

Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) grants and Hotspot Coastal Adaptation and Protection (H-CAP) Major Project Fund

The Coastal Adaptation and Protection Grants are administered by the Department of Transport to support projects that identify and manage coastal hazards. The program seeks to preserve and enhance coastal assets for the general public, build partnerships with local coastal managers, and help them understand and adapt to coastal hazards.

The Hotspot Coastal Adaptation and Protection (H-CAP) Major Project Fund supports projects which design and implement coastal adaptation works at WA’s coastal erosion hotspots as identified in Assessment of Coastal Erosion Hotspots in Western Australia

23 projects will receive $1,056,540 in CAP funding in 2021/22. In addition, $2 million H-CAP funding will be provided to projects at Castletown Beach in Esperance, Sunset Beach at Geraldton, and Port Beach at Fremantle.  

Please visit the Department of Transport for a full list of successful projects

Coastwest grants

Coastwest provides opportunities for Western Australians to learn about, conserve and protect our coast. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage administers the Coastwest program on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission.

In 2022/23, 21 Coastwest grants totalling $592,460.50 have been awarded. A full list of successful projects can be found below.

Coastwest grants support:

  • the implementation of local and regional coastal plans and strategies, especially those devised in accordance with State Planning Policy 2.6: State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP 2.6)
  • coastal management actions that reduce exposure to coastal hazards and risks to preserve Western Australia’s beaches and foreshores
  • sustainable recreational and tourist use of the coast by assisting in the maintenance of the recreational amenity and provision of public access to the coast
  • the capacity of Western Australian communities to increase their involvement in coastal zone management activities, through joint coastal research activities, education and training
  • the identification, protection and maintenance of environmental values, aesthetic qualities, biodiversity and water quality in the coastal zone

Projects that encourage and support actions to reduce exposure to coastal hazards to preserve WA’s beaches, particularly within coastal erosion hotspots or watchlist sites, will be favourably considered.

Coastwest past grant recipients

Coastwest achievements 2011-19

Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program (CMPAP)

CMPAP grants support the Western Australian Planning Commission’s State Planning Policy 2.6 – State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP2.6), which guides land use and development along WA’s coast. CMPAP assists coastal land managers to prepare and implement strategies and management plans for coastal areas that are, or predicted to become, under pressure from a range of challenges. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage administers CMPAP on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Six projects will share in $418,300 in CMPAP funding in 2021/22.

CMPAP will fund: 

  • coastal hazard risk management and adaptation plan (CHRMAP), including hazard assessment 
  • CHRMAP component(s) 
  • implementing actions of an adopted CHRMAP
  • review of CHRMAP 
  • coastal strategy (or review of existing)
  • foreshore management plan (or review of existing).

Projects that propose effective planning over coastal erosion hotspots or watchlist sites will be given priority.
 

CMPAP past grant recipients

CMPAP evaluation report 2013-2018

Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program evaluation report 2013-2018
Page reviewed 5 September 2022