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Blacktown City Council has launched its ‘Drowning Prevention Strategy’ as part of its continuing commitment to provide a safe environment at its leisure and aquatic centres.
The Drowning Prevention Strategy brings together a number of ideas, programs and initiatives into one cohesive driver to achieve the safest possible aquatic environment.
Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said ‘Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for seven per cent of all injury-related deaths.
“Council’s Key Venues division is committed to offering award winning aquatic and leisure facilities and services to the community in a safe environment. “
“This strategy not only highlights the initiatives that are currently implemented at our venues, but also establishes a clear path for the future goals of Blacktown City Council and Key Venues in maintaining safe environments for our community.”
The strategy reinforces Blacktown Council’s commitment to water safety and preventable drowning through the strategic goals of: