The Coastal and Estuarine Risk Mitigation Program (CERMP) 2022-23 was established under the Emergency Response Fund to deliver $50 million in funding to support projects that reduce the impact of disasters on coastal communities.

Areas of focus for the Program include:

  • Adaptation and resilience actions, including investment in grey infrastructure and green-blue infrastructure (which includes nature-based solutions)
  • Planning, including local and regional risk assessments and mapping, business case development, preparation of community focused regional coastal management programs; and
  • Investment in monitoring infrastructure and activities to understand the coastal and estuarine zone over time.

This program has been finalised and is not taking new applications.

A copy of the Coastal and Estuarine Risk Mitigation Program Guidelines is available here.

Coastal and Estuarine Risk Mitigation Program 22-23 Approved Projects – Tasmania

Project NameProject DescriptionApproved Funding
Break O’Day CouncilThis project addresses increasing risks to public and private assets from coastal erosion and inundation at the Scamander River mouth when high seas and floodwaters combine during extreme weather.$165,000
Sorell CouncilThe project intends to promote disaster risk reduction in communities. The main objective of the project is to deliver safe coastal living to Southern beaches region by safeguarding erosion prone dunes, remediating already eroded dunes and by providing safe stormwater services.$1,868,509

Any general enquiries can be directed to the Grant Coordinator, Cherie Harris at or on (03) 6173 2704.

For further information about the Coastal and Estuarine Risk Mitigation Program, please see the National Emergency Management Agency website.