January 21, 2021
Eligible community organisations and local governments can apply for a share of more than $4 million in grants, for projects that will rehabilitate and enhance beaches and coastal environments.
Grants are awarded within the following categories:
- up to $300,000 per proposal specifically aimed at identifying and adapting to coastal hazards;
- up to $125,000 per proposal to support local governments in planning sustainable use of coastal areas;
- up to $60,000 per project for partnerships between local government and community organisations.
Projects funded through 2020 grants included the installation of boardwalks and shelters in the Port Smith Tourism Precinct in Broome and coastal hazard risk management and adaptation plans in the local government areas of Stirling, Bunbury, Capel, Dardanup and Harvey.
For further information and to apply for a grant, visit https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/coastalgrants. Applications close at 12 noon on March 31, 2021.