Programs

NT Water Safety Strategy 2012-2016

NT Water Safety Strategy 2012-2015

The Northern Territory Water Safety Strategy 2012‐2016 builds upon previous Water Safety Plans and Strategies. The strategy aligns to the Australian Water Safety Strategy and is developed and reviewed by the NT Water Safety Advisory Council (NTWSAC).

The NTWSAC was established in 2002 as part of the Northern Territory Government’s 5 point Water Safety Plan. One of the major requirements of the Council was to ‘develop and implement a Northern Territory Water Safety Plan that focuses on water safety education, research and data collection and standards’.

This strategy is designed to build on work that has already been done, while continuing to minimise the rate of drowning, near drowning and water related injuries in the Northern Territory.

Download the Northern Territory Water Safety Strategy 2012-2016 Here

Members of the NTWSAC meet and report quarterly to review the current action plan that underpins the strategy. The quarterly reports and minutes of the meetings are sent to the Minister for review. The Chairperson will meet with the Minister as required or requested to ensure the highest standards of water safety are implemented.
The Chairperson is the designated spokesperson of the NT Water Safety Advisory Council for media and community forums and will reinforce approved Council messages.

An annual report is compiled and is followed by a reviewed annual Action Plan