Community Coastcare Resources

Browse our library of coastal & marine resources.
For more information contact NACC NRM’s Coastcare Team.
Michael Payne
Coastcare Support Officer
(08) 9938 0104
Joshua Burney
Coastal & Marine Project Officer
(08) 9938 0115

0429 967 975

  • Educational Resources
  • Coastal Management
  • Seed Collection & Plant Propagation
  • Revegetation & Weed Control
  • Beach Clean Ups
  • Networks

Coastal Curriculum Resources

In 2021, NACC NRM developed three detailed school curriculum packages focused on coastal topics relevant to the Northern Agricultural Region. The packages, available in Powerpoint or PDF format, cover the topics of;

Educational Apps

Beachcomber App – A fun way to learn about the plants and animals washing up onto the beach! Available to both Android and iphone.

NACC NRM’s Coastal Plants App A handy reference for native and invasive species occurring on the mid-west coast of WA. Available to both Android and iPhone.

Coastal Management Resources

Coastal Planning and Management Manual  – Western Australian Planning Commission’s community guide for protecting and conserving the Western Australian Coast.  

Coastal Planning and Management – WA’s Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage’s (DPLH’s) resources for integrated planning and management for WA’s coastal zone.

Coastal Erosion and Stability – WA’s Department of Transport (DoT) provides specialist advice on, coastal erosion and inundation hazard risk management, coastal adaptation and protection, climate change factors, and coastal infrastructure development.

PlanWADPLH’s Interactive mapping tool allows users to find specific coastal planning and related documents.

To undertake a search for coastal documents relating to your area of interest: 

  1. On the map zoom in to your general area of interest. The default base layer, shown at the bottom left of the map, is “Topographic” which includes property boundaries. Click on the “Topographic” icon and other options will appear, including aerial imagery (but without boundaries). 
  2. In the left panel click on “Map Layers” 
  3. Use the pull down menu on “Select a Theme” to select “Coastal Plans and Documents” 
  4. Polygons and points will appear on the map. To determine the document each map item relates to, place the cursor on a polygon line or map point and right click “Find data on the map” 
  5. The document name will appear in the left panel, click on the displayed name to show further information including a hyperlink to the document. The map may automatically zoom out to show the full extent of the area covered by the document. 
  6. Use the back arrow on the top left of the left panel to go back. It may be necessary to zoom in on the map again. 

The mapping tool can also be used to locate information relative to a particular parcel of land as follows: 

  1. On the map zoom in to your specific area of interest (including marine areas). If required, change the base layer as described above.    
  2. Place the cursor on the land of interest and right click “Run Land Enquiry”. Details of the land will appear in the left panel.  
  3. The land classification and Reserve number appear at the top of the left panel. Scroll down and use the hyperlinks to find information relating to the selected land parcel. Registered Aboriginal Heritage Sites or Places, if present, will be hyperlinked under “Aboriginal Heritage”. 
  4. If further information is required, take note of the property details, particularly the Reserve Number, and contact the relevant Local Government Authority. 

The Australian Government’s interactive mapping tool National Map, includes numerous relevant data layers.  

A useful example to view historical coastal vegetation lines is provided below. 

  1. On the map zoom in to your general area of interest. The default base layer is satellite imagery, to change layers click on the “Map” button. 
  2. Click on the “Add Data” button, scroll down and click on “Western Australian Government” 
  3. Scroll down and click on “Department of Transport” 
  4. Scroll down and click on “Coastal Movements –  Vegetation Lines” (either of the two available options) 
  5. An information box appears to the right, click on “Add to Map” at top right. Some data layers may take a moment to load. 
  6. On the map place the cursor on a line (or a within a polygon for other data sets) and left click to reveal an information box for that attribute.
  7. Maps can be printed or shared using the “Share/Print” option. 

Seed Collection Resources

Florabank Guidelines and Code Of Practice – Visit the Florabank website for Australian best practice guidelines for seed collection and use. 

Seed Notes – Information on seed identification, collection, biology and germination for a wide range of Western Australian native seed species 

Indigenous Seed Collection and Cleaning Videos – A four-part YouTube series put together for ‘Friends of’ groups, Landcare groups and Gardeners, presented by Judy Allen.(Part 1Part 2Part 3 and Part 4)

Plant Propagation Resources

Community Nursery Native Plant Propagation Guide – A downloadable PDF document produced by The City of Greater Geraldton.

Revegetation & Weed Control Resources

Coastal Planning and Management ManualWestern Australian Planning Commission’s community guide for protecting and conserving the Western Australian Coast.

Getting it Right: Planning the Perfect Coastal Planting Day – NACC NRM’s Coastal and Marine team has developed this video guide to help you plan and undertake your community revegetation events in coastal areas.

NACC NRM’s Coastal Plants App A handy reference for native and invasive species occurring on the mid-west coast of WA. Available to both Android and iPhone.

Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s Beach Clean Up Resources

How to Run a Beach Clean Up – An informative YouTube video that walks you through the process of organising and coordinating a beach or river clean-up event.

How to Record Data on the Australia Marine Debris Initiative Database – A YouTube series that provides in-depth information on specific Database topics.

How to Run a Source Reduction Plan Workshop – A step-by-step YouTube video that outlines how volunteers and community groups can help stop the flow of rubbish into our oceans.

Other Information Networks

CoastSwap – A network of coastal planning and management stakeholders in the South West of WA.

WA Coastal and Marine Community Network – Addressing challenges facing grassroots coastal community action.

Australian Coastal Society (WA Chapter) – Dedicated to healthy coastal ecosystems, vibrant coastal communities and sustainable use of coastal resources.