Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP today announced that the latest round of funding under the NSW Government’s Coastal and Estuary Grants Program has now opened.
Mr Ward is encouraging all local Councils across the Illawarra and South Coast to apply for funding 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,” he said.
“These grants will help council plan for the future and protect and manage these unique natural 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,” Mr Ward said.
“This funding program is another example of how the NSW Government is supporting councils and their communities to protect their local environment.
“The 2020–21 funding round for implementing works closes on Tuesday 29th September 2020.
“Councils are able to apply at any time during the 2020-21 financial year for funding planning and studies,” Mr Ward concluded.
Further information and application forms are available on the website at: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/water/coasts/coastal-and-estuary-grants/current-grants.