$3.5 million for coastal erosion and support planning projects

Major coastal planning and protection projects in Denmark, Geraldton, Mandurah, and Busselton are among 37 projects to share in almost $3.6 million in State Government funding through CoastWA.CoastWA is the State Government’s $33.5 million strategic response to the increasing impacts of coastal hazards to ensure long-term sustainable land use and development of our coast.

Major projects to receive grant funding for 2023/24 include:

  • $1.14 million for relocation and infrastructure replacement at Ocean Beach in Denmark;
  • $615,000 for stage 2 of the construction of four geotextile groynes and sand replenishment at Sunset Beach in Geraldton;
  • $172,500 for the development of a coastal protection strategy for Marybrook Siesta Park in Busselton; and
  • $140,000 to prepare a plan to improve understanding of coastal hazards at Mandurah’s southern beaches.

Local coastal managers and community groups will contribute approximately $4.36 million in funding and in-kind donations to deliver these coastal projects.