Boost for Esperance, Geraldton and Fremantle coastal projects

Major coastal protection projects in Esperance, Geraldton and Fremantle are among 50 projects to pocket a share in more than $3.96 million in WA State Government funding through the coastal erosion program.

The grants are part of the State Government’s $33.5 million strategic response to planning for the management and protection of the coast against the increasing impacts of coastal hazards and ensuring the sustainable land use and development of our coastline for the long-term.

Grants will help coastal land managers prepare and implement plans and strategies, and partner with community groups to undertake on-ground activities identified in coastal management plans and strategies.

Major projects to receive grant funding through the coastal erosion program for 2022-23 include:

  • $750,000 for a permanent buried pipeline from Bandy Creek Boat Harbour to supply sand and replenish the eroded beach at Castletown Beach in Esperance;
  • $750,000 for construction of four geotextile groynes and sand replenishment at Sunset Beach in Geraldton; and
  • $500,000 to rebuild sand dunes and the upper beach at Port Beach in Fremantle.

In addition to the grant funding, local coastal managers and community groups will contribute approximately $4.36 million in funding and in-kind donations to deliver the coastal projects in 2022-23.