Eight South Australian councils and a community group will share in more than $1 million of state government grants to undertake a range of coastal protection projects.
The Coast Protection Board has awarded $1,028,000 to projects worth $2.2 million under the 2023-24 Coast Protection Grants Program.
Projects include sand replenishment works at Robe and Southend and groyne repairs at Beachport.
District council of Robe will receive $20,000 while Wattle Range Council will receive a total of $320,000.
The annual grant program supports coastal council projects helping to restore, protect and manage the state’s valuable coastal assets and address climate change risks.
The Community Participation Grants support not-for-profit organisations and volunteer groups to partner with councils and undertake small-scale coastal management projects or education initiatives.
Coast Protection Board chairman Jeff Tate said South Australia was blessed with thousands of kilometres of incredible coastline.
“It is vital that we continue to manage and protect our coast for future generations and these funds support important work to do just that,” he said.
“These projects are fantastic examples of the work undertaken by councils and community groups to protect our coastline.
“This funding is an example of how the state government can support councils’ efforts to manage their coastlines, and it reflects the partnerships that exists between the state government and councils in relation to the coast.
“Congratulations to the recipients of these grants.”
The Coast Protection Board’s function is to carry out research and contribute to the protection, restoration or development of the coast.
Organisations may contact the Board to seek support for research that aligns with its priorities.
For more information visit Department for Environment and Water – Coast Protection Board.