What You Can Do


  • Become a member of NACC (it’s free) and have your say on how to manage regional NRM.
  • Subscribe to NACC Notes newsletter to keep up to date with what is happening in the region.
  • Join NACC’s Photomon Beach Monitoring Program and help track shoreline changes along the coast.
  • Sign up to Redmap (Range Extension Database and Mapping Project) and capture information that will help assess how our marine ecosystems might be changing. Using a phone app or online, you can log and map any uncommon marine species you have found (and taken a photo of) that is not usually seen in particular coastal area.
  • Use Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide when purchasing seafood. Download the free App.
  • Report any marine pests to DoF.
  • Join a local environmental group (See ‘Get Involved‘) and/or participate in clean-up, weed control and revegetation activities.
  • Adhere to fire bans and ensure care to prevent bush fires.
  • Write to your local Member of Parliament about your environmental concerns.
  • Ensure development on the coast is consistent with State Planning Policy 2.6: Coastal Planning Policy
  • Incorporate both mitigation and adaptation strategies and actions into land use planning strategies and structure plans
  • Sign up to the Aquatic Biosecurity Charter and agree to work with the Department of Fisheries , Western Australia, to protect the State’s aquatic environment from pests and diseases.
  • Apply for a grant to rehabilitate a degraded area.
  • Ensure development on the coast is consistent with State Planning Policy 2.6: Coastal Planning Policy’
  • Define appropriate local infrastructure design standards for coastal areas
  • Undertake an assessment of assets in areas of coastal vulnerability and develop a strategy to manage impacts over time
  • Seek opportunities for co-management of coastal areas with traditional owners, including incorporation of Aboriginal business activities to facilitate diversification in the region
  • Incorporate both mitigation and adaptation strategies and actions into land use planning strategies and structure plans
  • Consider previous investigations into climate change impacts on natural assets as part of land use planning and decisions on on-ground action
  • Undertake a detailed coastal vulnerability risk assessment from Red Bluff to Pot Alley (south of Kalbarri) and from St George to the Marina in Geraldton
  • Sign up to the Aquatic Biosecurity Charter and agree to work with the Department of Fisheries , Western Australia, to protect the State’s aquatic environment from pests and diseases
  • Ensure that the construction of new development and infrastructure does not increase the risk of flooding in existing developed areas
  • Require all residential, rural-residential commercial and industrial proposals to be supported by appropriate water management strategies and plans consistent with the requirements of Better urban water management (WAPC, 2008)
  • Ensure development on the coast is consistent with State Planning Policy 2.6: Coastal Planning Policy
  • Develop a regional strategy to manage coastal recreation pressures along the coast
  • Continue education programs and monitoring of bag limits in light of information on fish-stocks
  • Incorporate both mitigation and adaptation strategies and actions into land use planning strategies and structure plans
  • Undertake a detailed coastal vulnerability risk assessment from Red Bluff to Pot Alley (south of Kalbarri) and from St George to the Marina in Geraldton

Funding Sources

Need some more resources for your project? Check out the Available Grants section to see what funding is available.

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