Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day
Coastwest Grants Awarded To 25 Projects
Victor P Taffa
Coastwest Grants worth $476,083 have been awarded to 25 projects which will benefit the Western Australian Coastline.
Planning Minister John Day said the 2010 grants were to restore and conserve the State’s beaches and dunes.
“Coastwest grants help ensure WA maintains and enhances its coastline, which is valued so highly by West Australians and a major attraction for visitors to this State.” the Minister said.
“These grants are awarded to a variety of projects across the State and provide opportunities for coastal managers to partner with community groups to undertake coastal management activities.”
“Grants awarded this year range from $4,850 to $102,930 for projects on Metropolitan and Regional Beaches.” Mr. Day said.
“The biggest grant will fund improvements along the Dunsky Track to protect sensitive sand dunes from the impact of four-wheel drive vehicles accessing West Cape Howe.”
“Unique projects include the Kimberley’s Wild Futures North West Turtle Conservation; Restoring Mettams Pool in North Beach; and the Albany Senior High School Marine Science Project.” Mr. Day said.
“Other projects such as Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring; Dune Restoration at Kwinana Beach; and Revegetation of Mullaloo Dunes are examples of the continued efforts by community groups to maintain and protect the coastline through continued upkeep.”