The winners of the 2014 Australian Coastal Awards were announced at the Australian Coastal Councils Conference at Ballina on 25 March 2014.

The Australian Coastal Awards were established to raise community awareness of the importance of Australia’s coastal zone and to acknowledge the organisations that have made a significant contribution to the nation’s coastal environment and settlements.

Winners of the inaugural 2014 Awards are listed as follows:

Annual Achievement Award
Gold Coast City Council (QLD): Gold Coast Ocean Beaches Strategy 2013-2023

Award for Climate Adaptation
Clarence City Council (TAS): Clarence’s Adaptation Journey 2006-2013

Award for Community Engagement
Ballina Coastcare Inc (NSW): Ballina Coastcare – 25 Years of Community Engagement

Award for Planning and Management
Wellington Shire Council (VIC): Ninety Mile Beach Plan

Highly Commended – Community Engagement
Green Cross Australia: Witness King Tides

Highly Commended – Planning and Management
Bega Valley Shire Council (NSW): One Coast: Comprehensive Coastal Zone Management Framework

Highly Commended – Research
Western Coastal Board (VIC): Value and Equity for Climate Adaptation: Coastal Caravan and Camping Parks Case Study

Commended – Community Engagement
Sunshine Coast Council (QLD): Maroochy Beach Nourishment Project

Commended – Community Engagement
Younger Australian Coastal Society: Building Awareness of Coastal Issues among Young Australians

Commended – Planning and Management
Bass Coast Shire Council (VIC): Land Subject to Inundation Planning Scheme Amendment

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