$1M plus funding for SA coastal protection projects

Ten South Australian councils and six community groups will receive almost $1.1 million to help them undertake coastal protection projects.

Photo courtesy of Department for Environment and Water (SA)

The projects include building coastal protection structures, studies to assess hazards, beach replenishment and planning for flood emergencies.

Coast Protection Board Presiding Member Jeff Tate congratulated the successful coastal councils on their proactive approach and considerable financial contributions that make these projects possible.

“These coastal protection grants will help fund 11 projects worth $4.5 million to be delivered to address coastal hazards in the most vulnerable areas of our state,” Mr Tate said.

“The best outcomes for our coast can be achieved when local and state governments work together.”

The Coast Protection Board’s function is to carry out research or to contribute to the protection, restoration or development of the coast.