Coastal awards for excellence

The winners of the 2019 WA Coastal Awards for Excellence have been announced.

2019 WA Coastal Awards for Excellence

Chris Tallentire MLA, Member for Thornlie on behalf of Planning Minister Rita Saffioti announced the recipients of the 2019 WA Coastal Awards for Excellence at a ceremony at the Western Australian Natural Resource Management and Coastal Conference at the Aquarium of Western Australia on Tuesday night 1 October. Congratulations to this year's winners.

Read the Minister's media statement.

For enquiries, contact the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage on 6551 8002 or email Coastwest@dplh.wa.gov.au.

2019 Winners

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Coastal Champion Award

  • Presented to Environs Kimberley for the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project
  • Awarded for outstanding leadership, commitment, stewardship and contribution to the management and conservation of Western Australia’s coast.

Community Group Award

  • Presented to Cottesloe Coastcare Association (Inc)
  • Awarded for significant contribution to the improvement and enhancement of Western Australia’s coastal environment.

Community Group Award

  • Special Commendation presented to Friends of Point Peron
  • Awarded for significant contribution to the improvement and enhancement of Western Australia’s coastal environment.

Local Government Award

  • Presented to the City of Rockingham
  • Awarded for commitment and contribution to the planning and management of Western Australia’s coast.

On-ground Coastal Management Award

  • Presented to the Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group Inc
  • Awarded for outstanding on-ground coastal management contributing to the improvement of Western Australia’s coastal environment and preservation of its natural values.

Coastal Planning Award

  • Presented to the Peron Naturaliste Partnership
  • Awarded for development of an outstanding coastal planning project, program, policy, plan or strategy that demonstrates innovation and sustainability in the ongoing enhancement and management of Western Australia’s coastal environment.

Coastal Design, Heritage and Tourism – Joint Winner

  • Presented to the City of Cockburn for the Coogee Maritime Trail
  • Co-awarded for an outstanding coastal development, built facility, infrastructure, design, heritage or tourism project that demonstrates innovation and sustainability and positively contributes to Western Australia’s coastal landscape.

Coastal Design, Heritage and Tourism – Joint Winner

  • Presented to the City of Greater Geraldton for the Beresford Foreshore Coastal Protection and Enhancement Project
  • Co-awarded for an outstanding coastal development, built facility, infrastructure, design, heritage or tourism project that demonstrates innovation and sustainability and positively contributes to Western Australia’s coastal landscape.

Previous Coastal Award winners

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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 27 August 2021