The South Australian Government committed $5.2 million to implement the New life for our coastal environment election commitment, providing $650,000 in funding for research and development grants to improve management of our coastal environments.
The Coastal Research and Development Grant Program invited applications for projects that:
- Examine risks to coastal assets, infrastructure and communities.
- Support coastal adaptation.
- Develop innovative approaches to coastal management to sustain assets and the environment.
Congratulations to the recipients of Coastal Research and Development Grants:
- $113,885 to the University of Adelaide to evaluate the effects of bushfires on the coast and estuarine systems of Kangaroo Island
- $74,300 to Flinders University to evaluate local government coastal adaptation planning and practice across South Australia
- $67,749 to the University of South Australia to study the role of mangrove and saltmarsh systems to manage industrial contamination in the Port Pirie area
- $61,750 to City of Marion for a coastal monitoring program between Hallett Cove and Marino
- $55,811 to Flinders University to develop a novel wave observation system for Gulf St Vincent
- $50,000 to Wattle Range Council for a modelling study of Rivoli Bay
- $49,200 to City of Onkaparinga for investigating erosion mechanisms along the coastal cliffs in Adelaide’s southern suburbs
- $37,100 to Birds SA to develop measures for the recovery of the endangered Osprey population in South Australia
- $30,000 to City of Port Adelaide Enfield to develop a model for coastal adaptation in the Port River environs
- $30,000 to City of Salisbury to undertake a baseline scoping study of the St Kilda mangroves and boardwalk area to inform future decision-making
- $26,000 to City of Onkaparinga for the development of a novel approach to community engagement and coastal climate change adaptation decision-making
- $23,500 to District Council of Robe to conduct a multi-method mapping and vulnerability study of Robe
- $21,050 to Wattle Range Council for an innovative project to produce a series of web-based coastal process animations for community education
- $9,985 to Flinders University to conduct shoreline mapping and to monitor hotspots for decision-making in Kingston SE