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Coastwest grants help revegetate, rehabilitate WA beaches.

A total of 16 community groups and local governments will share over $700,000 to carry out extensive revegetation and rehabilitation work on beaches and dunes along Western Australia's coastline.

Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the grants ranged between $7,000 and $118,835 for projects on metropolitan and regional beaches and most involved co-operation between volunteers and local governments or other coastal authorities.

"Coastwest grants directly support the implementation of the State Coastal Planning Policy, by funding community groups to identify, plan and carry out improvement work," Ms MacTiernan said.

"It is a sad indictment of human behaviour that one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed in Australia each year by marine debris. A grant of $36,730 will support a South-West marine debris project to address this problem in the Capes area."

South-West marine debris project:

$36,730 to the Tangaroa Blue Ocean Care Society

This group will target marine debris in the South-West through monthly monitoring activities, annual community events, data collection, reports, workshops, an educational website and media promotions of research findings.