Coast Protection Fund
Category: Minerals and Energy Resources, Small Business, Water.
Program Status: Refer to website for more details.
Government: State Government.
Agency: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
More information: view website.
Visit the website for eligibility criteria.
The Coast Protection Board provides funding towards approved coastal projects identified by Coastal Protection Branch regional officers in conjunction with local councils, or for coastal works submitted by local councils.
The Board can fund anywhere up to 80 percent of a project, depending on how well the proposal matches the Board's priorities (see below). Councils must provide a minimum of 20 percent toward works accepted by the Board for funding.
High priorities for funding are council works that address erosion or flooding hazards along the coast, including foreshore protection, dune rehabilitation, and coastal fencing and maintenance.
Vegetation and weed control are not high priorities for funding from the works program.