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Coastwest is a State Government initiative aimed at providing opportunities for Western Australians to learn about, conserve and protect our coast.  The Department of Planning administers the Coastwest program on behalf of the West Australian Planning Commission.

Coastwest Grants Program 2016/17 – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The 2016/17 Coastwest grants round is currently open for applications and will close 12pm (midday) Friday 8 April 2016. Applications are invited for grants of between $5,000 and $50,000. Information on how to apply including the 2016/17 Coastwest Guidelines and Application form can be found at the links above.

Previous Coastwest funded projects
  • Coastwest Grants 2015/16 funded projects
    The 2015/16 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 13 April–30 June 2015. Forty-five applications were received and 22 projects were approved to share in $452,444 of grants. 
  • Coastwest Grants 2014/15 funded projects
    The 2014/15 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 15 May – 30 June 2014. Forty-six applications were received and 25 projects were approved to share in $507,000 of grants.
  • Coastwest Grants 2013/14 funded projects
    The 2013/14 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 15 April–24 June 2013. Forty-two applications were received and 21 projects were approved to share in $568,555 of grants. 
  • Coastwest Grants 2012/13 funded projects
    The 2012/13 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 30 April–26 July 2012. Fifty-eight applications were received and 30 projects were approved to share in $752,532 of grants.
  • Coastwest grants 2012 funded projects
    The 2012 Coastwest grants round was open for applications from 4 July–29 September 2011. Forty-six applications were received.
  • Coastwest grants 2011 funded projects
    The 2011 Coastwest grant round was open for applications from 1 February–28 March 2011. Fifty-three applications were received.
Useful contacts and references
  • Useful Contacts
    State Coastwest coordinator and regional coastal and marine facilitators
  • Coastal Planning and Management Manual
    A community guide for protecting and conserving the Western Australian coast. Information focuses on guiding the development and implementation of coastal management projects in response to local pressures. Based on the skills and experience of the coastal community, the manual seeks to promote the exchange of ideas for better outcomes.
  • Marine Community Monitoring Manual
    By providing a series of monitoring methods, and a simple and structured way to record information, the Monitoring Manual provides a framework to assist the community to monitor the marine environment.
Coastlines Magazine

Coastlines informs stakeholders and coast and marine care groups throughout Western Australia about events, activities and projects happening around our coast.