The WA Government has allocated almost $7 million to four high priority coastal erosion hotspots and an additional 42 coastal management projects across Western Australia.
- $3.25 million to the City of Fremantle for the Port Beach large-scale sand nourishment project to provide up to 10 years of protection for one of the State’s most iconic beaches;
- $500,000 to the City of Wanneroo for Quinns Beach groyne construction;
- $600,000 to the City of Greater Geraldton for Drummond Cove groyne construction and sand nourishment; and
- $650,000 to the City of Rockingham for Point Peron coastal management including sand management and spur groyne refurbishment construction works.
This year’s grants will bolster coastal manager and community partnership projects while providing a welcome employment boost for those actively working in environment and coastal planning and management.
The State Government is continuing to push for a co-ordinated national approach to managing coastal erosion, with the Premier raising the issue at COAG last year.