Climate change strategy funding - Questions

1099. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Transport:

(1) With reference to question on notice No. 964 answered on 9 April 2014, has any funding been allocated by the State Government for measures to mitigate risks from sea level rise?
(2) If yes (1), please provide details?
(3) If no to (1), why not?

Hon Jim Chown replied:

Department of Transport
(1) Yes.
(2) The Department of Transport administers the Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) Grants, an annual $1m program. The CAP Grants assist coastal managers understand and adapt sustainably to coastal hazards including sea level rise for the public benefit.
To further inform coastal managers the department continues to fund a network of tide gauges which measure water levels to assist with characterising changes in sea level at all-time scales, including sea level rise due to climate change.
(3) Not applicable
Main Roads Western Australia
(1–3) Main Roads addresses these risks in the design standards for new road infrastructure.
Public Transport Authority
(1) No.
(2) Not Applicable.
(3) The Authority has commissioned environmental consultants to prepare a Sustainability Framework and is now investigating the business case for pursuing an Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia IS rating for major transport projects.