One of the key initiatives identified in the AWSS to achieve the drowning prevention target is for communities to development a Local Water Safety Plan.
A Local Water Safety Plan outlines existing and future community-based actions tailored to the local community contexts and emphasises the role of multi-sectoral collaboration and the capabilities and needs of varying stakeholders.
The objectives of the initiative are to:
Facilitate a common understanding of local drowning and water safety issues specific to the region
Present key research and data relevant to the area to interested parties and those with a responsibility for water safety
Support a commitment to working together on a collective strategy for the region
Commence working towards collective solutions/actions that could be collated into a local water safety drowning prevention plan