The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is reminding Coastal Crown land managers that they have an extra week to apply for grants to fund projects that improve access and safety on Victoria's coasts.
DELWP Coastal Grants Officer Ben Johnson said: "Grants of up to $150,000 are available for projects that create new or enhance existing infrastructure to reduce coastal risk and boost public access to Victoria's coastline.
"Coastal Crown land managers, including volunteer committees of management and local councils can apply online for the grants, with the period for applications now extended until Friday 29 July 2016," Mr Johnson said.
"The funding amount available for each project is subject to a land manager's annual revenue and its own financial contribution to the same project.
"These grants demonstrate the Victorian Government's commitment to protecting the environment and supporting land managers to deliver better coastal infrastructure for Victorians to enjoy."
Guidelines and information on how to lodge an online application are available on the DELWP website at http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/coastal-environments-program-public-access-and-risk/
In previous years, coastal Crown land managers have delivered projects that have repaired beach stairways, boardwalks and access points; revitalised viewing platforms and lookouts; and built new access ramps.
The grants program provided nearly $700,000 for 21 coastal risk mitigation projects in the 2015-16 financial year.
The grants are part of the Coastal Environments Program, a four year initiative, that provides $9 million in financial assistance for other coastal programs including: Major coastal projects, and Coastcare.
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