Mount Claremont’s Royal Lifesaving Society helps water safety in the regions

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray backs better water safety in the regions and for migrants with Royal Life Saving Society WA chief executive Peter Leaversuch and Lotterywest’s Wayde McLean.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray backs better water safety in the regions and for migrants with Royal Life Saving Society WA chief executive Peter Leaversuch and Lotterywest’s Wayde McLean.

THE Mount Claremont-based Royal Life Saving Society has a $405,000 boost to its WA Water Safe WA initiative presented by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray last week.

“As a community the challenge we face is to ensure that every generation acquires water safety skills and that vulnerable sectors of our community, from multicultural backgrounds,

disadvantaged circumstances and regional areas, do not miss out.” Royal Life Saving Society WA Inc CEO Peter Leaversuch.

About one person drowns each fortnight in WA, those in the regions are 3.7 times more likely to die, and more 25 per cent of water deaths involve the foreign born

The money will pay for equipment and trainers, and local safety programs, in regional and remote communities.