The State NRM Program has awarded a '2021 Community Stewardship - large grant' to Perth NRM, providing $353,510.00 over three years to support community-led stewardship in Perth's northern coastal corridor.
Perth NRM is thrilled that Perth’s northern metropolitan coastal corridor and community are receiving much needed support through the success of the “Community led stewardship in Perth’s northern coastal corridor” 2021 Community Stewardship – large grant application to the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Office.
As Perth’s coastline has undergone rapid urban expansion along its northern shores, pressures on the coastal ecosystem have increased.
This project will target six strategic coastal degradation hotspots along the north metropolitan coastal corridor to protect this significant and mostly intact landscape-scale ecological linkage, increasing its integrity, extent and connectivity.
New and existing local communities who have previously had limited opportunities to participate in coastal restoration will be activated to become effective environmental stewards.
The project aims to engage over 3800 volunteer actions across 126 community events, supporting 10 community coastcare groups to to manage 8 hectares of our coast, targeting:
- Erosion management
- priority environmental weeding
- revegetation with 17,300 seedlings
- removal and monitoring 180kg of litter and microplastics.
Coastal awareness events, volunteer training, facilitated partnerships with Local Governments, development of grant applications and opportunities for hands-on restoration activities will increase community engagement, knowledge and skills.
The State NRM grant will provide $353,510.00 over three years, giving the project continuity in funding and planning, which is vital for successful environmental restoration.
The capacity of Perth NRM’s Coastal + Marine program has been maintained through Local Government contributions and limited internal funding for the past four years.
Keith Pekin, Perth NRM CEO noted “The determination of our team and coastal community has made this application possible. Special thanks must be given to Kate Sputore for taking the lead on this application. The success of the State NRM grant for ‘Community led stewardship in Perth’s northern coastal corridor’ is a great win for our community, providing secure funding for this project and demonstrating the value of our coastal program delivery.”
Delivery Partners Acknowledgement
Cities of Wanneroo, Joondalup and Stirling, and the Town of Cambridge
Cambridge Coastcare, Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare, Friends of Sorrento Beach, Friends of Hillarys – Kallaroo, Mullaloo Beach Community Group, Joondalup Community Coastcare Forum, Quinns Rocks Environment Group, Yanchep Coastcare, UWA Guild Volunteering
The “Community led stewardship in Perth’s northern coastal corridor” project is supported by Perth NRM Coastal + Marine, through funding from the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resources Management Program.