Climate change strategy funding - Questions

1100. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Planning:

(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 to (1), please provide details?
(3) If no to (1), why not?

Hon Helen Morton replied:

(1) Yes
(2) Department of Planning/Western Australian Planning Commission:
• Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program: $200 000 - sub-regional coastal hazard risk management and adaptation planning projects in rural and regional areas including the Shires of Harvey, Augusta-Margaret River, Dandaragan and Gingin.
• Coastwest Grants: $500 000 (available annually) - contribution of funds towards projects such as beach monitoring and community consultation for asset and options evaluation.
• Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise Inundation Modelling for Bunbury and Busselton: $125 000 (2012) and $100 000 (2013) respectively.
• Geology, Geomorphology and Vulnerability Studies:
Gingin to Dandaragan $56 000 (2012)
Mid West $90 000 (2012)
Gascoyne and Pilbara coasts $90 000 (2012); $95 000 (2013) - commissioned by Department of Planning, with grant funding from the State NRM Office and the Department of Transport.
• The Department of Planning has also provided in-kind support to coastal climate change risk and adaptation projects such as those undertaken by the Peron Naturaliste Partnership (2011-12) and the Cockburn Sound Coastal Alliance (underway).
• The following coastal vulnerability studies have been funded by Royalties for Regions via the Northern Planning Program (previously North West Planning Program)
Onslow: $175 000 - allocated 2010-11; completed July 2011
Port Hedland: $350 000 - allocated 2010-11, completed August 2011
Karratha: $450 000 - allocated 2010-11, completed August 2011
Broome Townsite: $270 000 allocated 2013-14, currently underway
Broome District: $500 000 allocated 2012-13, currently underway
Shire of Derby/West Kimberley: $320 000 allocated 2013-14, currently underway
(3) Not applicable