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Tasmanian Water Safety Awards

We spend a lot of our time in the water, for both serious and pleasurable reasons. We value our access to the water, both inland and at the coast, but we know it can be very dangerous. Fortunately there are a great number of people, organisations, and businesses who take water safety very seriously, and who work tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to help us stay safe in the water.

The Tasmania Water Safety Council (TWSC) is made up of the major water safety and related government agencies and focuses on the presentation of key water safety issues to government, industry and the community.

2015 Awards

    

To submit your nomination for 2015, please click here to download the Tasmanian Water Safety Awards 2015 Nomination Form

Nominations close on Monday 23 November 2015.

2014 Winners

Gary Kearney - RLSSTAS - Meritorious Services rendered to community safety whether by an individual.

Mark Godfrey - Clifton Beach SLSC - Meritorious Service Award Special Commendation - For services rendered to community safety by an individual. 

Sean McCarthy – Triabunna High School  (Exploring the Coast) - Water Safety Award for an Initiative which clearly assists the promotion and development of water safety in a specific area.

Tas Maritime Radio - For an improved practice or technique which contributes to water safety in a specific area.

2013 Winners: 

 

Left to Right:  John Stevens, Chair, Tas Water Safety Council; Ian MacLeod, President, Tas Jet Sport Boating Club; Rebecca White MP, Representing the Tasmanian Minister for Sport & Recreation and Laurie Lawrence.

 

Col Barney, Commander, Freycinet Marine Rescue Association Inc & Coast Guard Freycinet

The criteria for the awards were:-

  • An initiative which clearly assists the promotion and development of water safety in a specific area.
  • An improved practice or technique which contributes to safety in a specific area.
  • An invention or modification of equipment which increases safety.
  • Meritorious service rendered to community safety whether by an organisation or individual.

Council Membership

Contact details for Tasmania Water Safety Council members

Secretariat
Contact:    Neryl Mills, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia (Tasmania)
Phone:       03 6243 755803 6243 7558
Email:        nmills@rlssa.org.au

Chair
Contact:    John Stevens (Clarence City Council)
Phone:       03 6245 862403 6245 8624
Email:         jstevens@ccc.tas.gov.au

AUSTSWIM and Department of Education
Contact:    John Rigby
Phone:       1300 885 5291300 885 529
Email:        chairman@austswim.com.au

Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (Tasmania)
Contact:    Mel Bush
Phone:       03 6243 755803 6243 7558
Email:        mbush@rlssa.org.au

Surf Life Saving

Contact:    Tony Van den Enden
Phone:       03 6223 555503 6223 5555
Email:        tvandenenden@slst.asn.au

Swimming Tasmania
Contact:    Jamie McIntyre
Phone:       03 6222 655703 6222 6557
Email:        executive.officer@tas.swimming.org.au

State Government – Sport and Recreation Tasmania
Contact:    Helen Langenberg
Phone:       03 6233 579303 6233 5793
Email:        helen.langenberg@development.tas.gov.au

YMCA
Contact:    Jane Crosswell
Phone:       03 6272 807703 6272 8077
Email:        jane.crosswell@hobart.ymca.org.au

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST)
Contact:    Ian Ross
Phone:       1300 135 5131300 135 513
Email:         ian.ross@mast.tas.gov.au

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