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$4 million for SA’s regional coasts

Regional South Australia will receive $4 million in funding for coastal councils to help repair, restore and sustain the state’s regional coastlines. 

Pictured is Beachport’s Port Office Rocks causeway. Repairs to the causeway were recently completed by Wattle Range Council to prevent further coastal erosion, with funding from the Coast Protection Board.

Regional South Australia will receive $4 million in funding for coastal councils to help repair, restore and sustain the state’s regional coastlines. 

South Australia’s regional coastlines are at risk of erosion, flooding and sand dune drift, which are being exacerbated by rising sea levels.

Many of the state’s regional coastal councils, community groups and businesses are already taking action to address the risk to their coastal areas, and this funding is to provide councils with practical support.

The funding can be used by councils to support the development of local coastal hazard adaptation strategies, the design and testing of new approaches to coastal protection, to build structures to protect the coastline, as well as partner with other businesses to develop innovative solutions for coastal management.

The $4 million will help SA regional coastal communities address climate change risks on a local scale and contribute to better management and protection of South Australia’s environment.

The $4 million forms part of the 2019-20 State Budget, which will in total deliver $52.4 million of funding over four years to improve both metropolitan and regional coasts which act as our state’s first defence against the changing climate.

For more information and for councils to apply for funding visit www.environment.sa.gov.au/coasts 

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