Nominations In Coastal Awards For Excellence Open Until 1 June 2017

Nominations In Coastal Awards For Excellence Open Until 1 June 2017

Western Australia Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti

Recognition For Coastal Care Excellence

Victor P Taffa

  • Coastal Awards recognise achievements in coastal planning and management
  • Awards presented as part of the Coastwest program
  • Nominations accepted from across the community

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti today announced that nominations for the 2017 Western Australian Coastal Awards for Excellence are now open.

“Western Australian Coastal Awards for Excellence celebrate the achievements of those involved in protecting and managing the State’s coast and marine environment.” Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti said.

“They highlight and raise awareness of the significance of our coastline and aim to recognise those who are committed to caring for it.”

2017 award categories include:

  • Coastal Champion, Community Group,
  • Local Government,
  • On-Ground Coastal Management,
  • Coastal Planning Initiative,
  • Coastal Development/Design/Tourism Initiative.

Applicants may self-nominate or nominate any eligible community group, organisation or individual.

“Nominations are encouraged from community groups, local and State Government agencies, businesses, schools and individuals who have demonstrated success in one or more of the award categories.” Ms. Saffioti said.

2017 Western Australian Coastal Awards are co-ordinated by the Department of Planning on behalf of the WA Planning Commission’s Coastwest program.

Nominations close on Thursday, 1 June 2017 with winners to be announced in August 2017.