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Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program (CMPAP) grants are administered by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission.

The grants support coastal land managers to develop strategies and management plans for coastal areas that are, or are predicted to become, under pressure from a range of challenges.

CMPAP grants support the Commission’s State Planning Policy 2.6 – State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP2.6), which guides land use and development along WA’s coast.

Funding is available to:

  • Coastal local government authorities
  • Aboriginal corporations / land councils with responsibilities for coastal land management
  • Coastal NRM organisations in partnership with (1) and/or (2) above.

The CMPAP will fund development of:

  • A coastal hazard risk management and adaptation plan (CHRMAP)
  • A coastal strategy
  • A coastal management plan
  • A project that meets a component of the CHRMAP guidelines and meets the CMPAP objectives.

If you are planning on undertaking a CHRMAP, please see the CHRMAP Guidelines.

Please note that the CMPAP will not fund projects that include coastal hazard assessments, please refer to the Department of Transport Coastal Adaptation and Protection Grants.

Successful 2017/18 CMPAP grant recipients

Planning Region

Coastal Manager

Project Title

Gascoyne

Shire of Shark Bay

Denham Townsite Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

South West

City of Busselton

City of Busselton Coastal Adaptation Strategy

Great Southern

City of Albany

Emu Point to Middleton Beach Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

Successful 2016/17 CMPAP grant recipients

Planning Region

Local Government

Project Title

Mid-West

City of Greater Geraldton

Cape Burney to Drummond Cove Adaptation Planning

South West

City of Busselton

Geographe Bay Coastal Management Program (2018-2038)

Peron Naturaliste Partnership

Involving Communities in Developing coastal risk management frameworks

Great Southern

Shire of Jerramungup

Review of Coastal Management Plan

Shire of Denmark

Ocean Beach and Peaceful Bay Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

Successful 2015/16 CMPAP grant recipients

Planning Region

Coastal Manager

Project Title

Kimberley

Shire of Derby West Kimberley

Derby Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

Shire of Broome

Roebuck Bay Foreshore Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

Pilbara

City of Karratha

Coastal Management Strategy Stakeholder and Community Consultation

Wheatbelt

Shires of Gingin and Dandaragan

Lancelin Coastal Hazard (Erosion) Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

Lancelin, Cervantes and Jurien Bay Coastal Hazard (Inundation) Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

Perth Metro

City of Wanneroo

Coastal Adaptation Plan

City of Fremantle and Town of Mosman Park

Port, Leighton and Mosman Beach Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

Previous CMPAP grant recipients

Planning Region

Coastal Manager

Project Title

Mid-West

Shire of Chapman Valley

Shire of Chapman Valley Coastal Management Strategy

Shire of Irwin

Irwin Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

Wheatbelt

Shire of Dandaragan

Coastal Hazard Risk Management Plan

Shire of Gingin

Coastal Hazard Risk Management Plan

South West

Shire of Harvey

Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

City of Busselton

Management Plan for Wonnerup coastal reserves

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan

Goldfields -Esperance

Shire of Esperance

Shire of Esperance Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy

Email enquiries: CMPAPgrants@planning.wa.gov.au