Coastal Management Grants Program
We are excited to announce $842,000 to support 11 on ground works projects on coastal public land. View the list of approved projects below.
|Coastal Land Manager||Project Title||Grant amount|
|Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority||Painkalac Dune Habitat Restoration Project||$104,000|
|Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority||Barham River Dune Protection Project||$105,500|
|City of Greater Geelong||Buckley Park Foreshore Restoration Program||$217,000|
|Parks Victoria – Surf Coast||The Gap dune rehabilitation and habitat protection||$37,580|
|Parks Victoria – Surf Coast||Guvvos to Hutt Gully dune rehabilitation and habitat protection||$31,330|
|Parks Victoria||Urquhart Bluff dune rehabilitation and habitat protection||$55,300|
|Surf Coast Shire||Painkalac Estuary habitat enhancement||$17,100|
|Surf Coast Shire||Bells Beach Midden and vegetation restoration||$12,800|
|Surf Coast Shire||Point Impossible – Access control and conservation works||$30,100|
|Bellarine Coastal Committee of Management and Barwon Water||Southern Bellarine Linear Coastal Habitat Enhancement for all local native flora and fauna to flourish (Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads (Thirteenth Beach), Black Rock and Breamlea Foreshore reserves)||$156,800|
|Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority||Eastern View Dune Protection Project||$75,000|
Engaging With & Empowering The Community
Collaboration with Coastal Crown Land Managers and the community is critical to ensuring the environmental outcomes of the Initiative are achieved. Part of the project is using cutting-edge social research partnered with smart modern communications to build community awareness on the need to protect our coastal sand dune environments. This will ensure the project is self-sustaining for many years to come past the initial investment.
The type of on-ground works to be funded through the Initiative may include:
- Prevention of dune erosion or further dune erosion facilitated by human access, through walking track improvement/rehabilitation, access management, improved protective fencing, and associated signage
- Restoration of dune ‘blowouts’ in primary and secondary dune systems through methods including brush matting and revegetation;
- Protection and restoration of high ecological value dune woodlands; and
- Protection of significant Aboriginal middens within prioritised project areas through actions including protective fencing, and associated signage.
- The Initiative will aim to provide partnerships for the involvement, engagement, training and employment of Wadawurrung Traditional Owners.
Key contacts for more information:
- Project Officer– Anthony Byrne Ph: 0407 885 143 Email: Anthony.Byrne@ccma.vic.gov.au
This project is support by the Corangamite CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund. This project will run until 2023.