On 3 June 2019, the Government announced the Securing the future of our coastline initiative. As part of this budget announcement, South Australian coastal councils outside of the managed metropolitan beach system are eligible to apply for an additional $4 million in grant funding over four years.
The regional grant program is in addition to the Coast Protection Board’s annual grant program, and is administered by the Coast Protection Board with the support of the Department for Environment and Water.
The additional funding will help coastal councils contribute to better management and protection of South Australia’s valuable coastal assets, and address climate change risks on a local scale.
View the Grant Program Guidelines for more information such as eligibility, funding agreement terms and conditions, and how to apply.
Coastal councils have been invited to apply for the 2020–21 round of grants. Applications are being assessed and applicants will be notified as soon as possible.
Congratulations to the 2019-20 Coast Protection Grant recipients
- $255,700 to District Council of Ceduna to repair the foreshore seawall that was damaged in storms
- $27,500 to Yorke Peninsula Council for a coastal risk study and action plan for vulnerable settlements
- $180,780 to Kingston District Council for erosion protection at Wyomi Beach, and a coastal adaptation strategy for Kingston SE
- $25,000 to Wattle Range Council for design of beach access works at Southend
- $98,000 to Alexandrina Council towards a coastal adaptation strategy for Alexandrina Council, and access and dune protection at Ratalang-Basham Beach
- $52,296 to Copper Coast Council to manage sand drift at North Beach, including fencing and dune planting to build a natural buffer
- $49,500 to Port Augusta City Council for the extension of an existing levee bank
- $38,000 to Barunga West Council for the design of protection works at Port Broughton
- $32,500 to District Council of Streaky Bay for the design of protection works at Baird Bay
- $22,500 to District Council of Robe for beach replenishment
- $21,800 to City of Whyalla for beach replenishment on the Whyalla foreshore
- $13,000 to City of Holdfast Bay for a coastal management strategy
- $6,500 to District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula for a vulnerability assessment of low-lying settlements at Tulka, North Shields and Farm Beach.