The Shire of Esperance and the South Coast Natural Resource Management group will share with other WA communities in $551,000 in funding for strategic coastal planning and management projects.
The 23 successful projects have been awarded grants under the latest round of the State Government’s 2016-17 Coastwest and Coastal Management Plan Assistance program.
“WA has more than 20,000 kilometres of coastline, and these diverse projects tackle specific regional issues,” Mr Grills said.
“Several projects will also focus on identifying coastal hazards and developing strategies to adapt to the potential risks of climate change and rising sea levels.”
Mr Grills said the local Shire of Esperance had been allocated $30,555 for the Castletown Quays Rehabilitation project and the South Coast Natural Resource Management Group received $25,000 for the Esperance Coastal Fires Recovery Action Planning and Implementation project.
“Congratulations to these recipients for the successful applications. They are both such worthwhile projects,” he said.
“I am pleased that their commitment to the natural environment and coastal fire recovery has been identified.”
Nationals WA candidate for Roe Peter Rundle said these programs reflected the importance of good coastal planning, as well as on-ground management.
“The State Government’s commitment to enhancing our coastline is shared by many, with most successful projects being led by local governments and involving coastal community volunteers and groups,” Mr Rundle said.
The total value of this year’s projects, with Government funding, is more than $1.55 million.
For more information, visit http://www.planning.wa.gov.au