The NSW Government recently announced a one off-funding stream under the Coastal and Estuary Grants Program to enable local councils to implement urgent actions to minimise and mitigate the impacts of the bushfires on sensitive estuary and coastal ecosystems.
There is $5 million available for bushfire affected coastal waterways and the grants are available at 100% funding. Types of projects that can be funding include sediment and erosion control actions, dune management and restoration, estuarine foreshore restoration, littoral rain forest and coastal wetland restoration. Also please not that the action for which funding is sought is not required to be identified n Councils certified Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP), Emergency Action Sub-Plan or a certified Coastal Management Program (CMP).
The grants are currently open and will close on 20 March 2020, or until the funds have been allocated. Guidelines and application forms can be found here.