Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) Grants and H-CAP Major Project Fund
Find out about the Coastal Adaptation and Protection grants, which are available for local coastal management projects in Western Australia.
Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) Grants and Hotspot Coastal Adaptation and Protection (H-CAP) Major Project Fund
Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) Grants comprises an annual coastal grant program which provides financial assistance for local projects that identify and manage coastal hazards.
A significant funding increase was made available in the 2021/2022 grant round to design and implement coastal adaptation works at WA’s coastal erosion hotspots as identified in Assessment of Coastal Erosion Hotspots in Western Australia. This additional funding is referred to as the Hotspot Coastal Adaptation and Protection (H-CAP) Major Project Fund and the successful recipients for 2021/2022 were:
- Rottnest Island Authority for revetment design and construction at South Thomson Bay - $1,770,000
- City of Albany for Emu Point groyne design optimisation - $230,000
The eligibility criteria to apply for the Hotspot CAP Major Project Fund (H-CAP) are only for local government areas with both a completed Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan plus at least one coastal erosion hotspot. For this reason, invitations to apply for H-CAP will be sent directly to eligible coastal managers.
Please use the contact information at the bottom of this page to learn more about H-CAP.
Overview - Coastal Adaptation and Protection grants
Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) Grants provides financial assistance for local projects that identify and manage coastal hazards.
The program seeks to preserve and enhance coastal assets for the general public, building partnerships with local coastal managers, and helping them understand and adapt to coastal hazards.
The Department of Transport also provides non-financial assistance, such as:
- Engineering and technical support.
- Coastal data.
- Guidance and advice.
Formerly known as the Coastal Protection Grants, the program was introduced to reduce the high cost of coastal management for local authorities. The program was revised in response to increased requests for funding from local coastal managers.
CAP projects awarded
CAP Grant funding in dollars 2009/2010 to 2021/2022
Media statements: Coastal Adaptation and Protection Grants
|14/02/2022: $4 million of grants now available to protect WA coastline|
|24/06/2021: Rottnest Island among 54 recipients to share in $4m coastal grants|
|19/08/2020: McGowan Government investing in coastal erosion hotspots|
Applying for a Coastal Adaptation and Protection grant
The 2022/2023 Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) grant round is now open for application until Monday 4 April 2022, 12 pm. Please refer to the information and documents below on how to apply.
Who may apply for a CAP Grant?
CAP grants are available to public bodies responsible for coastal management in Western Australia, including:
- Local governments.
- State government agencies.
- Aboriginal land councils.
- Other corporate bodies directly involved with coastal management.
CAP grants are available for coastal projects such as:
- Coastal monitoring.
- Asset management.
- Coastal adaptation.
- Maintenance works.
CAP grants are available for the coastline immediately adjacent to the oceans of WA. Estuarine shorelines are included as an area of secondary focus.
View the below documents for more information and to apply for a CAP grants.
|CAP Grants: Application form (2022/2023)||Kb|
|CAP Grants: Example application form (2022/2023)||Kb|
|CAP Grants: Frequently Asked Questions (2022/2023)||Kb|
|CAP Grants: Information for applicants (2022/2023)||Kb|
Awarded Coastal Adaptation and Protection grants
View the documents below for details of all previous CAP grant recipients and the projects completed.
|Coastal Adaptation and Protection Grants: Awarded (2021/2022)||Kb|
|Coastal Protection Grants: Awarded (2009 to 2019/2020)||Kb|
For more information about the CAP Grants please contact us:
|Service Type||Suburb||Business Name||Phone number||Phone number (secondary)||Fax||Pre-booking required||Business Hours||Street address||Postal address||Business Type||Vehicle type||Comments|
|Marine and Coastal contact||Perth||Coastal Adaptation and Protection Grants||0472 819 860||No||Monday to Friday 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. (excludes public holidays)||email@example.com||Perth WA 6839||P.O. Box GPO Box C102, Perth||Department of Transport||Find out about the Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) grants, which are available for local coastal management projects in Western Australia.|