South Australia’s coastlines are at risk of erosion, flooding and sand dune drift. These risks are exacerbated by rising sea levels.
The South Australian Government is 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 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 the next four years.
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.
The regional grant program is in addition to the annual Coast Protection Fund grant program, and is managed by the Coast Protection Board with the support of the Department for Environment and Water.
Coastal councils will be invited to apply for the 2020-21 round of grants in 2020.
Grants for 2019-20 have been awarded.