WA Coastal Awards for Excellence

Nominations are now open for the 2022 WA Coastal Awards for Excellence and close 12pm (midday) Wednesday 6 July 2022.

2022 WA Coastal Awards for Excellence

Nominations are now open

Individuals, community groups, schools, local and State government authorities and non-government organisations working towards sustainable planning and management of WA’s coast are encouraged to nominate for an award.

Read the Minister's media statement  

This year’s award categories are:

  1. Coastal Champion
  2. Coastal Planning
  3. Coastal Management and Adaptation
  4. Education and Engagement
  5. Coastal Design
  6. Science and Research

Nominations close 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 6 July 2022.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 19 September 2022 during the 2022 WA State Natural Resource Management and Coastal Conference in Mandurah WA

For enquiries, contact the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage on 6551 9344 or email coastal@dplh.wa.gov.au 

Previous Coastal Award winners

2019 Winners 

  • Coastal Champion Award - Environs Kimberley for the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project
  • Community Group Award - Cottesloe Coastcare Association (Inc)
  • Community Group Award (Special Commendation) - Friends of Point Peron
  • Local Government Award - City of Rockingham
  • On-ground Coastal Management Award - Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group Inc.
  • Coastal Planning Award - Peron Naturaliste Partnership
  • Coastal Design, Heritage and Tourism (2 awards) - City of Cockburn for the Coogee Maritime Trail and City of Greater Geraldton for the Beresford Foreshore Coastal Protection and Enhancement Project

2017 Winners 

  • Coastal Champion – Dr. Marjorie Apthorpe (Friends of North Ocean Reef – Iluka Foreshore).
    • Special Commendation: South West and Peel Coastal Management Group (CoastSWap).
  • Community Group Effort – South West and Peel Coastal Management Group (CoastSWap) for the Mandurah to Walpole Coastal Stakeholder Forums and Coastal Management Case Studies Project (2014-2017).
  • Local Government award – City of Joondalup for the Coastal Adaptation Planning and Implementation Project.
    • Special Commendation: City of Cockburn for the Coogee Maritime Trail.
  • On-Ground Coastal Management – Batavia Coast Maritime Institute for the Houtman Abrolhos Islands habitat restoration and revegetation project.
  • Coastal Planning Initiative – Cockburn Sound Alliance.
    • Special Commendation: South West Catchments Council for the Coastal Action Plan: Binningup to Walpole.
  • Coastal Development/Design/Tourism Initiative
    • Special Commendation: City of Karratha for the coastal enhancement projects at Karratha Searipple precinct and Point Samson Dampier Foreshores.
  • Special Award: Industry and Community Collaboration Award – Woodside Energy and Conservation Volunteers Australia for the Woodside Coastal Guardians Program.

2013 Winners

  •  Individual Contribution – Kimberly Onton (Birdlife Australia – Shorebirds 2020).
  • Community Group Effort – Conservation Volunteers Australia for the Coastal Guardians project.
    • Special Commendation:  Capes Volunteer Team – Cape to Cape Catchments Group for coastal rehabilitation work following the 2011 Margaret River bushfires.
  • Coastal Heritage Preservation – Curtin University Sustainable Policy Institute in partnership with the Western Australia Marine Science Institute for the Seeing Change: A photographic story from Abrolhos fishers project.
  • Coastal Environmental Initiative – Tangaroa Blue Foundation for the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.
  • Coastal Development/Design – Department of Environment and Conservation – Midwest Region for the Kalbarri National Park – Coastal Cliffs Restoration Project.
  • Coastal/Marine Research or Education – Dunsborough Primary School and Geographe Catchment Council for Bay OK Day.

2011 Winners

  • Individual Contribution (2 awards) – Robyn Benken (Cottesloe Coastcare Association) and Brad Kneebone (Lowlands Coastcare Group / South Coast Management Group).
  • Community Group Effort (2 awards) – Geographe Catchment Council for the “Bay OK” Project and Parry Beach Voluntary Management Group.
  • Coastal Partnership - City of Albany / Elleker Progress & Sporting Assoc. / Southern Aboriginal Corporation / South Coast NRM Noongar Works Team / South Coast Management Group for the environmental restoration work around Torbay Inlet.
  • Indigenous Coastal Achievement - Bardi Jawi Rangers for the Bardi Jawi Cultural Experience Project (Broome).
  • Coastal/Marine Research or Education - Albany Senior High School for the Albany Senior High School Marine Science Program.
  • Coastal Development/Design - Blackwell & Associates Pty Ltd for the Leighton Foreshore Project.
Page reviewed 5 May 2022