The West Australian State Government has allocated nearly $7 million for high-priority coastal erosion hotspots as part of its WA Recovery Plan.
Of this money, $5 million will be allocated to four high priority coastal erosion projects across WA including:
- $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.
An additional $1.76 million will be allocated to 42 projects across WA to assist local governments and communities to plan, protect, manage and enhance coastal areas.
The projects in line to receive $5 million were classed as high priority projects by the State Government’s 2019 Assessment of Coastal Erosion Hotspots in Western Australia report, which identified 55 coastal erosion hotspots across Western Australia.
At the time the report was released, Premier Mark McGowan said the State Government would seek to work with the Commonwealth for a coordinated approach to managing coastal erosion.