The government recognises that South Australia’s coastlines are at risk of erosion, flooding and sand dune drift. These risks are being exacerbated by rising sea levels. The state government is committed to working with local government and coastal communities to help repair, restore and sustain our beaches and coastline.
On 3 June 2019, the government announced the Securing the Future of our Metropolitan and Regional Coastline initiative. As part of this budget announcement, South Australian coastal councils outside of the managed metropolitan beach system will be eligible to apply for an additional $4 million in grant funding over the next four years. This additional funding will help eligible coastal councils contribute to better management and protection of South Australia’s valuable coastal assets, and address climate change risks on a local or regional scale.
The grant funding is being delivered by the Coast Protection Board with the support of the Department for Environment and Water. The Board provides grants of up to 80 per cent of the total cost of approved coastal projects. Councils must contribute a minimum of 20 per cent of the total project costs.
Interested applicants are encouraged to view the Regional Coast Protection Grant Application Guide.
Applications open: Monday 5 August 2019.
Applications close: Monday 9 September 2019.