Funding Support for our Coasts and Estuaries

Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment and Member for Manly James Griffin has today called on councils to apply for funding under the NSW Government's Coastal and Estuary Grants Program to assist with planning and managing our region’s coastline.

“Our coastline and estuaries are critical environments that support a huge variety of native flora and fauna, in addition to being popular places for recreation,” Mr Griffin said.

“These grants will help councils plan for the future as well as protect and manage our vital coastal assets.”

There are five streams under the program: one for planning and studies which includes investigation, design and cost-benefit analysis and four for implementing works under each of the coastal management areas in the Coastal Management Act.

Works that have been funded under the program include coastal dune revegetation, wetland management, water quality monitoring as well as scoping studies for coastal management programs.

“This funding program is another example of how the NSW Government is supporting councils and their communities to protect their local environment, including here on the Northern Beaches,” Mr Griffin said.

The 2020–21 funding round for implementing works closes on 29 September 2020.

Councils are able to apply at any time during the 2020-21 financial year for funding planning and studies.

Further information and application forms are available here: Current coastal and estuary grants