The joint Western Sydney and South Western Sydney Water Safety Committee is initiated to develop aquatic services and promote water safety resources & information across service providers and community groups to assist with improving water safety on beaches and other waterways as relevant to the communities of Western and South Western Sydney.

About the WS/SWS Water Safety Committee

WS/SWS Multicultural Water Safety Committee aims to create a collaborative environment to encourage effective communication between multicultural services and aquatic service providers. In this way, it ensures water safety initiatives are responsive to the needs and assets of the regions culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

This committee aims to increase awareness and education by exploring, developing and delivering water safety initiatives at beaches frequented by local communities and waterways within the area.

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Committee Member Organisations

Meet some of our WS/SWS committee members...

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Sue Raven

City of Parramatta Council
I currently manage two aquatic centres and a Lake swimming area. Being a committee member of Western Sydney Water Safety Committee allows me to create maximum opportunity for the education of our diverse community in swimming and water safety skills. I am a passionate campaigner for water safety and believe that learning these skills is essential.
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Lauren Battaglia

Royal Life Saving NSW
Working with our diverse communities is integral in creating an inclusive and safe Australia, my role involves providing the space and opportunity for diverse communities to share water safety education and to take the lead in their response to water safety , as well as being a part of the industry. This committee is positive platform where we all share information and ideas. Ultimately, we wish to reach our common goal of keeping our communities safe in our beautiful waterways.
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Isam Al-Handola

Surf Life Saving NSW
Being a member of this committee supports Surf Life Saving to reach and communicate to at-risk communities in a culturally meaningful and relevant way. This committee provides a positive platform to share, collaborate and consolidate all the work that is being done in this space and we appreciate the time, effort and energy of every member that takes part.

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