Coastal Capacity Building

This wide-ranging project, funded by Coastwest, incorporated a number of coastal, cultural and community activities to increase engagement with coastcare projects in our region.

One of Perth NRM’s key responsibilities is supporting local action from Coastcare and Friends groups. The Coastal Capacity Building project saw us deliver a range of activities to increase the visibility and engagement with volunteer groups committed to preserving and improving our natural coastal assets.

These activities were aligned with the priorities of affected local government coast management plans and targeting gaps identified in our Community Capacity Surveys.

These activities included a Six Season Walk event for Birak and a Social Media workshop to help groups promote their activities, successes and importantly, reach out to new volunteers.

This project also delivered the 2019 Coastal Forum, bringing together all the groups to learn about the latest developments in coastcare, identify challenges and share learnings on management practices.

Coastal Cleanup days and Coastal Planting days achieved tangible onground results, surpassing the target of 2000 seedlings and delivering 4000 seedlings across two sites at Cottesloe/Vlamingh and Trigg beaches.

Despite inclement weather affecting volunteer participation on the scheduled Cleanup event, Perth NRM held a Corporate clean-up event within the same fortnight, removing a total of 22kgs of marine debris from Cottesloe and Mullaloo, and the data entered into the Marine Debris project run by Tangaroa Blue.

These activities engaged over 420 volunteers, providing an estimated $45,480 worth of volunteer labour for our coastlines.

Perth NRM also purchased a ‘tool library’, including a purpose-built auger for coastal plantings, which can be made available to all coastcare groups for use in their programs.


We acknowledge and appreciate the support of all our partners, supporters, funding bodies and sponsors.


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