Recognition for outstanding coastal care and conservation

A project to protect Western Australia’s coastal seabirds – the fairy terns, a program to encourage school children to adopt a beach, and a coastal planning information-sharing forum, are among the winners of the 2022 Western Australian Coastal Awards for Excellence.
The biennial awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts and achievements of individuals, community groups, local councils, government agencies and non-government organisations in the planning, management and protection of the State’s diverse and extensive coast.

Winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony held in Mandurah on 19 September 2022. The Minister for Planning, Hon Rita Saffioti, presented the awards to the winners.
This year’s Coastal Champion recipient is Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare’s Walter Kolb for his work to restore and conserve the City of Stirling coastal foreshore dunes. With a Special Commendation: Don Poynton – Coordinator Friends of North Ocean Reef-Iluka Foreshore and known to Naturalist Club members as the Chairperson of our Northern Suburbs Branch.

More details on all the projects can be seen in Coastal Awards for Excellence 2022 Booklet PDF (11.04MB)