Applications for the Victorian Government’s $1 million Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants program are now open.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced a doubling of funding for the program, which seeks to improve access and safety along Victoria’s coast.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the grants are a great opportunity to make it easier and safer for everyone who visits the Werribee coast.

Grants of up to $150,000 are available to coastal Crown land managers, including volunteer committees of management and local governments to implement projects that improve access and identify, monitor and mitigate risks.

Eligible projects include assessments to identify and evaluate risks, projects that treat risks and risk monitoring.

Grants have previously supported new boardwalks and all-abilities beach access ramps, staircase replacements, new foreshore paths and trails, erosion management planning and coastal stability assessments.

The $1 million grants program is part of the $15.8 million Safeguarding Marine and Coastal Environments in the Face of Climate Change program.

Applications close at 4pm on Thursday 29 July 2021.

For more information and to apply for the Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants, visit:

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“It’s so important we make sure it is as safe and accessible as possible for everyone.”

 “The grants recognise the dynamic nature of our coastal environment and seek to help land managers identify, manage and monitor risks along the Victorian coast.”