Coastal Environment Program
The Coastal Environment Program (CEP) provides $9.11 million over four years to deliver a range of risk and community based programs.Launched in 2012, the program is made up of four separate components:
- Public Access and Risk (PAR) provides grants up to $150,000 for projects that reduce coastal risk. This annual, grants program provides funding to coastal Crown land managers including local committees of management, councils and Parks Victoria for projects that reduce coastal risk through identification, mitigation and monitoring. This program aims to support a strategic and balanced approach to risk management along the Victorian coast.
- Significant Asset Protection is allocated towards capital works and storm damage repairs for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's coastal protective assets including groynes, revetments and seawalls.
- Risk based Coastal Plans Provides financial support to Regional Coastal Boards to develop strategic risk-based regional coastal plans.
- Coastcare Victoria supports thousands of community volunteer groups working to protect and enhance Victoria's 2000 kilometres of coastline through grants, networks and professional advice.