A network of coastal planning and management stakeholders in the South West of WA.

Vision: To care for and protect the coastal environment by supporting stakeholders to share information, strengthen relationships and address priority coastal management issues between Mandurah and Walpole in the South West region of Western Australia.

What do we do?

Plan and facilitate coastal stakeholder forums.

Compile and share practical and constructive information regarding coastal planning and management.

Develop, strengthen and maintain a strong coastal stakeholder network.

Advocate for positive change to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Coastal Management

See Strategic Plan (2017 -2020) here


What have we been up to?

Within the past 12 months we have:

Completed 10 coastal planning and management case studies. Visit the case studies page or click here

Planned and facilitated 5 Coastal Stakeholder Forums in the Peel-Harvey, Leschenault, Geographe, Capes and Warren sub-regions. We also attended and presented at the South Coast Forum in Albany. See our forums page for more info or click here

Filled all CoastSWaP committee positions. Welcome Chiara Danese as our new Chairperson and Tony Swarts our new Community Member!

Constantly updated our Facebook page. Click here to have a look and give us a like!

What's coming up?

The CoastSWaP committee will be appointing a new Project Officer soon to replace Blair Darvill (who has decided to travel around the place with his family for a while), then a new 12 month calendar of events and activities will be developed based on our strategic plan.

Watch this space!

We would like to thank our 2015 and 2016 local government contributors:

  • Shire of Mandurah
  • Shire of Waroona
  • Shire of Harvey
  • City of Bunbury
  • Shire of Augusta Margaret River

And of course, Coastwest who have provided funding for our annual forums and group support in 2015 and 2016.

How can you be involved?

New members welcome! Join our SW Coastal Stakeholder Network by contacting info@coastswap.org.au.

What do you know? Please share any relevant, practical coastal planning and mangement information with us and we'll happily get it out there to our 200 strong network. The main aim of the website is to build knowledge and capacity of coastal stakeholders so if that's you please sign your group up so you can receive this info and join in the discussions.

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16th Feb 2017

Forums 2016 – A Lot Gained

Stakeholders at the 2016 Capes Coastal Forum Fifty people from thirty eight groups attended the five coastal stakeholder forums held late last year by CoastSWaP between Mandurah and Walpole. Local...

15th Apr 2015

WA Landcare Awards

The Western Australian Landcare Awards opened on the 23 March 2015.  The Awards have been running for 25 years and recognise the many achievements of Landcare across a number of...

15th Apr 2015

South West Coastal Action Plan – Have your say

Project Officer Blair Darvill recently represented CoastSWaP at three community consultation workshops to assist with the development of a South West Regional Coastal Action Plan (CAP). The workshops were held...

14th Apr 2015

Tangaroa Blue WA Beach Cleanup Report

See Executive Summary below, for the full report click here: 2014 marked the tenth anniversary of the West Australian Beach Clean-Up event. This annual report has been prepared as a...

14th Apr 2015

Coastwest Grants 2015 / 16 OPEN

On Monday the 14th of April Coastwest announced the opening of their 2015 / 16 Grants. Coastwest Grants are provided by the Western Australian Planning Commission to support projects designed as...

14th Apr 2015

Coastlines Autumn 2015

Coastwest has just released the autumn 2015 edition of coastlines, the articles include south west representations such as a summary of the PNP and CoastSWaP Coastal Climate Change Information Sessions,...

07th Dec 2014

What’s the catch?

A very insightful, informative and inspiring SBS documentary focusing on shark fishing in Australia and around the world. Matthew Evans goes to the very source to seek answers from both...

04th Dec 2014

CoastSWaP Locks in Forums for 2015

CoastSWaP has been successful in obtaining funding through the 2014/15 round of Coastwest grants, this will enable us to conduct a full series of eight sub-regional forums throughout the Southwest...

03rd Dec 2014

Coastwest funding boost for SW

Coastwest recently announced their 2014/15 funded projects to a value of $650 000 and five of these were allocated within the SW totalling over $90 000. These are summarised below, congratulations...

Preston Beach Volunteer Rangers – Their story

To begin we need to step back in time, some 15 years in fact, prior to 1998.  This beach had a reputation for being a quiet beach for a spot...