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

External Link 14/02/2022: $4 million of grants now available to protect WA coastline
External Link 24/06/2021: Rottnest Island among 54 recipients to share in $4m coastal grants
Opens in a new window 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.

Eligible projects

CAP grants are available for coastal projects such as:

  • Coastal monitoring.
  • Investigation.
  • 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.

  Awarded Coastal Adaptation and Protection grants

View the documents below for details of all previous CAP grant recipients and the projects completed.

  Contact us

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 Email 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) coastal.management@transport.wa.gov.au 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.
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