Increase For Coastwest Grants Funding Pool

Increase For Coastwest Grants Funding Pool

Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day

Coastwest Grants Double To $2 Million To Support More Projects

Victor P Taffa

The Total Funding Pool for the Coastwest Grants Program for Projects along the Western Australian Coast has this year doubled to $2 Million.

The Grants Pool is funded through a partnership between the Western Australian Planning Commission and the Federal Government and up to $150,000 is available for individual Projects.

Planning Minister John Day said this increase would mean more projects could get off the ground and further support those volunteers and community groups working in partnership with local governments and other land managers.

“These people make such an important and significant contribution to the health of our coast and it’s great to see that the Federal Government is also taking this issue seriously.” Mr. Day said.

 

“The grants are vital in bringing together those responsible for managing our coast and local communities to deliver projects that not only protect and enhance coastal areas but also raise awareness and understanding of the pressures facing our coastal and marine environments.”

Partnerships of Community Groups and Coastal Managers Local Governments, Aboriginal Land Councils and State Government Departments have until Monday, March 28 to apply for the 2011 Coastwest Grants.

The Minister said WA boasts the longest and some of the most beautiful strips of Coast in Australia.

“In the past, funding has been awarded to a wide range of projects, including dune rehabilitation schemes, improvements to paths, new viewing platforms and programs to tackle the problem of marine debris.”

“This ongoing investment encourages a continued commitment from the community to our coastlines which are then enjoyed by the locals and international visitors alike.” Mr. Day said.