$4 million of grants now available to protect WA coastline

  • Applications open today for up to $4 million of coastal planning and management grants
  • Grants available to manage and protect coastline of Western Australia
  • Part of the McGowan Government’s $33.5 million program to manage coastal erosion  
  • Applications are now open for up to $4 million of grants to manage and protect the magnificent coastline of Western Australia. 

    A range of grants are available to support coastal land managers to plan and implement sustainable adaptation options, and partner with community groups to undertake on-ground management activities.


    Western Australia has one of the longest uninterrupted coastlines in the world, stretching for more than 20,000 kilometres from the Great Australian Bight on the South Australian border to the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf on the Northern Territory Border.

    The coastline includes some of the most iconic coastal landscapes in the world, such as Exmouth, Cottesloe Beach, Geographe Bay, Cape Leeuwin and Bremer Bay.

    Applications for grants close in April. To learn more or apply for a grant, visit https://www.wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/coastwa-grants

    As stated by Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:

    “I’m pleased that there is almost $4 million of grants available to coastal managers and organisers to assist in managing our diverse and beautiful coastline.

    “These programs provide funding for long-term strategies to address coastal erosion threats so that these popular coastal destinations can be enjoyed by the community for years to come.

    “Grant applications are now open and I encourage people to apply for funding before they close in April.”

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