LIFE SAVING VICTORIA STRATEGIC PLAN 2016-2020

 
LIFE SAVING VICTORIA STRATEGIC PLAN 2016-2020
LIFE SAVING VICTORIA
STRATEGIC PLAN 2016-2020

              #LSV2020
LIFE SAVING VICTORIA STRATEGIC PLAN 2016-2020
INTRODUCTION

      Life Saving Victoria (LSV) is introducing new water
      safety and drowning prevention initiatives, while
      preserving our proud history and traditions of more
                                                                    As a quick overview of this document, the ‘Strategic
                                                                    Plan on a Page’ (see opposite page) provides a high
                                                                    level summary of our plan. Subsequent sections provide
                                                                                                                                #tags
      than 100 years of lifesaving.                                 greater detail about us, our considerations in developing   You will see #tags throughout this report.
                                                                    the plan, our areas of focus, strategies and examples of    You can use these to search social media
      Established in 2002 as an initiative of the Royal Life        the related projects.                                       for posts relevant to areas in this report.
      Saving Society Australia - Victoria Branch (est. 1904) and
      Surf Life Saving Victoria (est. 1947), LSV has brought        Please enjoy perusing this Strategic Plan. We look
      these two organisations together to work as one voice         forward to working with you to meet the challenges
      for water safety at a state level. As a result of this, LSV   ahead. Together we can continue to provide a high
      is recognised by the Victorian Government as an agency        class example of water safety promotion and drowning
      that plays a role in delivering Emergency Management          prevention.
      Victoria’s strategic action plan.

      As at July 2016, we have 32,000 volunteer members
      and employ more than 300 staff. Together, we work
      with communities, educational institutions, government
      agencies, businesses and the broader aquatic industry,
      to achieve our vision and mission.                            Nigel Taylor ESM
                                                                    CEO
      Our strategic plan focuses on water safety and drowning
      prevention initiatives that foster resilience in our
      communities, while encouraging active participation in
      aquatic recreation. It takes into account changes in the
      way we live, work, volunteer and enjoy leisure time. The
      strategies and projects are designed to be responsive to
      these evolving needs and trends.

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STRATEGIC PLAN ON A PAGE
                                                                                                                   Our Strategic Plan on a page provides a high level overview of our strategies.

Why            Vision: All Victorians will enjoy our aquatic environment                                                          Mission: To prevent aquatic-related
We Exist       after learning water safety, swimming and resuscitation.                                                           death and injury across Victoria.
Our            1) Positive and respectful relationships (cultural    4) Developing healthy lifestyles.                         7) Efficient and appropriate use of available            Emergency Management Victoria
Values &           and intergenerational).                            5) Taking personal responsibility for betterment.             resources.                                            Surf Life Saving Australia
Affiliations   2) Being open, welcoming and inclusive.               6) Being relevant in today’s and tomorrow’s society.      8) Building stronger and safer communities.               Royal Life Saving Society - Australia
               3) Personal development through a commitment                                                                                                                                 57 Victorian Lifesaving Clubs
                   to lifesaving.

Our            Everyday Lifesavers – Building community resilience by encouraging individuals to take more responsibility for themselves and others.
Strategic      LSV from Anywhere – Developing flexibility for our people and the community in how they interact with LSV.
Themes         Resource Ready – Implementing only those activities that are supported by the required financing, capacity and capability.

Our Areas      Lifesaving Services (A)                               A1 - Provide lifesaving service coverage to match risk assessment and community needs.
of Focus &                                                           A2 - E nsure alignment between the requirements of quality lifesaving service delivery and related training.
Strategies                                                           A3 - Sustain lifesaving clubs as well-organised, welcoming and vibrant community hubs.
               Pool & Waterway Safety (B)                            B1 - E nsure facility operators, local governments and land managers are aware of aquatic risk and best practice in aquatic safety.

               Member Development (C)                                C1 - U se traditional and digital media to effectively connect with LSV members.
                                                                      C2 - D evelop systems and technologies to support skills development and continuous learning for LSV members.
                                                                      C3 - Ensure a sustainable future through youth and leadership development in lifesaving clubs.
               Community Education & Training (D)                    D1 - P artner with the aquatic industry and government to develop effective water safety media campaigns.
                                                                     D2 - D evelop quality education and training infrastructure to enable all Victorians to become Everyday Lifesavers.
                                                                     D3 - E stablish cooperative relationships with Victorian tertiary institutions to ensure water safety training in teacher education.
               Aquatic Sport (E)                                     E1 - D
                                                                           evelop a range of innovative and responsive aquatic sports programs to increase capability and sustain membership.
               Aquatic Risk & Research (F)                           F1 - E nsure evidence-based research is provided to support strategic decision making by LSV and its stakeholders.
                                                                     F2 - L ead and facilitate research into risk identification, prevention and mitigation in all aquatic environments.
               Diversity (G)                                         G1 - E xpand the reach of water safety education to include engagement and settlement of multicultural communities.
                                                                     G2 - Respond to diversity in the community, focusing on gender, age, disability and cultural diversity.
               Sector Development & Support (H)                      H1 - Implement the full community/government partnership model in the Emergency Management Victoria structure.
                                                                     H2 - Advocate for the development and maintenance of fit-for-purpose, location sympathetic and advanced design LSV facilities.
                                                                     H3 - B uild cooperative relationships within the aquatic industry and emergency services, ensuring best practice in water safety.
                                                                     H4 - E nsure LSV is sustained as a resilient, dynamic and well-managed organisation.

Our            Risk is inherent in all our activities and manifests itself in many forms as we step forward in achieving our mission and vision. It has potential to impact our volunteers, employees, supporters, suppliers
Approach       and the communities in which we operate. By understanding and managing risk, LSV will provide greater certainty and confidence to all impacted by our footprint.
to Risk        The effective management of risk is vital to the continued growth and success of our organisation.

How We         Board                                                  Councils & Committees                                      Management                                                Tracking & Reporting
Govern         Consisting of 11 members, with seven members           Four councils and a range of working groups,               Employee base with skills in lifesaving, aquatics,        Managed through our tailored business reporting
               elected and four members appointed.                    consisting of elected members and appointed                research, risk, training, media, diversity and            tool in alignment with our risk management
                                                                      subject matter experts.                                    management.                                               framework.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

      ABOUT US

                ur Mission, Vision, Values
               O                                            5
               Diversity of our organisation               6
                Lowering the drowning toll                 7
                 Where our work takes us                   8
                  Our focus on governance                  9
                   Our focus on managing risk              9
                    Our focus on evidence and evaluation   9

      DEVELOPING OUR STRATEGIC PLAN

                ur strategic themes
               O                                            10
              What our strategies consider                 11

      THE PLAN DETAILED IN OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

                   L ifesaving Services                    12
                    Pool & Waterway Safety                 14
                Member Development                         16
                 Community Education & Training            18
              Aquatic Sport                                20
               Aquatic Risk & Research                     22
                  Diversity                                24
              Sector Development & Support                 26

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OUR MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

  MISSION
  TO PREVENT AQUATIC-RELATED DEATH AND INJURY ACROSS VICTORIA.

  VISION
  ALL VICTORIANS WILL ENJOY OUR AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT AFTER
  LEARNING WATER SAFETY, SWIMMING AND RESUSCITATION.

  VALUES
      POSITIVE AND RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS
       (CULTURAL AND INTERGENERATIONAL).
       BEING OPEN, WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE.
     PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH A COMMITMENT
      TO LIFESAVING.
       DEVELOPING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES.
       TAKING PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR BETTERMENT.
        BEING RELEVANT IN TODAY’S AND TOMORROW’S SOCIETY.
        EFFICIENT AND APPROPRIATE USE OF AVAILABLE RESOURCES.
         BUILDING STRONGER AND SAFER COMMUNITIES.

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DIVERSITY OF OUR ORGANISATION - 2016

      Integrating the Victorian operations of both the Royal Life Saving Society - Australia
      and Surf Life Saving Australia, while embracing our role in Victorian emergency
      management makes us a uniquely diverse organisation. Here is a mind map                                                                                    Government Grants Recurrent - 32.3%

      of our operations and services.                                                                                                                            Social Enterprise - 34.4%

                                                                                                                                                                 Grants & Fundraising - 8.5%

                                                                                  50+ Full Time Staff                                                            Sponsorship - 10.4%
                                                                                                                                       SOURCES OF                User Pays Participation Fees - 3.5%
                                                                                  300+ Casual or Seasonal Staff           PERSONNEL     REVENUE
        Lifesaving Services                                                       32,000+ Members                                                                Other - 4.0%

        Aquatic Sports                                                                                                                                           Government Grants Facilties - 6.9%                President (elected)

        Member Development                                                                                                                                                                                         8 Directors from Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Councils (elected)
        Member Training

        Multicultural Engagement                                                                                                                                                Board                              2 Independent Directors (appointed)
                                                                       CORE ACTIVITIES
        Swimming & Water Safety Education                                                                                                                                       Governance Committee               Aquatic Education and Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Director (appointed)
        Emergency Management                                                                                                                                                    Finance Risk & Audit Committee

                                                                                                                                                                                Facilities Development Committee   Company Secretary (appointed)
        Aquatic Industry Engagement                                                                                                                 GOVERNANCE

        International Water Safety                                                                                                                                              Honours & Awards Committee

                                                                                                             OPERATIONS                                                         Grievance and Judiciary Review     Lifesaving Operations Council Executive
                                                                                                                                                                                Committee
        Pool Safety Services                                                                                                                                                                                       Aquatic Sports Council Executive
                                                                                                                                                                                Member Councils
        Swimming & Water Safety Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Membership & Leadership
        First Aid & Aquatic Training                                                                                                                                                                               Development Council

        Aquatic Risk & Research Advisory                                     SOCIAL                                                                              Emergency Management Victoria                     Council of Lifesaving Clubs
                                                                           ENTERPRISE                                                                            Strategic Action Plan
        First Aid & Aquatic Retail                                          ACTIVITIES
                                                                                                                                                                 Australian Water Safety Strategy
        Function Centre
                                                                                                                                                                 Victorian Water Safety Strategy
        Professional Lifeguard Services                                           Port Melbourne Head-Office
                                                                                                                                                                 Royal Life Saving Society Australia
        International Water Safety Services                                       3 Remote Facilities                     LOCATIONS                              Strategic Plan
                                                                                  57 Lifesaving Facilities
                                                                                                                                                                 Surf Life Saving Australia Strategic Plan
                                                                                                                                      STRATEGIC
                                                                                                                                      ALIGNMENT
                                                                                                                                                                 Life Saving Club Strategic Plans
                           Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA)
                                                                                                                                                                 Victorian Coastal Strategy
                           Royal Life Saving Society - Australia (RLSSA)
                                                                                                                                                                 Maritime Safety Victoria Boating
                           Emergency Management Victoria (EMV)                                                                                                   Safety Action Plan
                                                                                           RELATED
                                                                                           ENTITIES
                           57 Affiliated Life Saving Clubs                                                                                                       Local Government Strategic Plans
                           State-Based SLSA and RLSSA Entities
                                                                                                                                                                 Other Government Strategic Plans
                           Surf Life Saving Foundation                                                                                                           (E.g. Education, Health and Sports)

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LOWERING THE DROWNING TOLL

 Currently, the 10-year average for fatal drowning in Victoria is 38 deaths per year,   Our key priorities for drowning reduction are:
 a rate of 0.69 fatal drowning deaths per 100,000 population. When comparing the            Children aged 0-4 years;
 baseline average (2004-07) to the follow-up average (2012-15) the drowning rate             Adults aged 65 years and over; and
 (per 100,000 population) in Victoria has decreased by 11 per cent (0.82 to 0.73).            Coastal drowning incidents.
 However more work is required to continue to reduce the drowning rate.

 UNINTENTIONAL DROWNING DEATHS
 IN VICTORIA BY SEX, 2005-2016                                                                                                                   MALE                     FEMALE

                                                                                                                                47 (11/36)
     41 (7/34)                                                                                                   42 (9/33)                                        43 (12/31)
                                                                   37 (9/28)                     37 (8/29)                                   39 (4/35)
                    35 (13/22)      35 (8/27)       34 (9/25)
                                                                                   32 (4/28)

       2005-06        2006-07         2007-08        2008-09         2009-10        2010-11       2011-12         2012-13         2013-14     2014-15                2015-16

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WHERE OUR WORK TAKES US

                              The diversity of our organisation takes us across the state of Victoria, from the big waves
                              on the Great Ocean Road to the seasonal public pools in country Victoria. Here is a map
                              that shows the coverage of our programs and services in Victoria.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Our social enterprise work helps fund our public
                                                                  Mildura
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 services in Victoria. It includes international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 projects to share our expertise, covering water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 safety strategy and risk management consultancy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 lifesaving training and beach safety management.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               South
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Melbourne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Altona   StKilda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Elwood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Brighton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sandringham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Black Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Beaumaris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Aspendale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chelsea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bonbeach

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Seaford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Frankston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mornington

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mt Martha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dromana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Portsea        Rosebud Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sorrento

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mallacoota                                                         Point Leo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gunnamatta

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lakes Entrance
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Eastern Beach
                                                                                                                      Geelong                                                                                                    LIFE SAVING VICTORIA PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
                                                    Narrawong                                                               Queenscliff
                                                                        Warrnambool                                                                                                                                                 Training Services                                             Lifesaving Operations
                                                                                                                      Torquay             Cowes
                                                                                                                   Jan Juc Bancoora
                                       Portland            Port Fairy
                                                                                                                Anglesea            Woolamai
                                                                                                                                                                                      Seaspray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Education Programs                                            Lifesaver Rescue
                                                                                                          Lorne                      Smiths Beach       Wonthaggi
                                                                                                                                                                               Woodside                                                                                                             elicopter Base
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   H
                                                                                 Port Campbell
                                                                                                        Wye River                                          Inverloch
                                                                                                                                                              Venus Bay                                                             Multicultural Programs
                                                                                                 Apollo Bay                                         Cape                                                                                                                                           Marine Search and Rescue
                                                                                                                                                    Paterson                                                                         quatic Risk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Water Craft Services
                                                                                                                                                          Waratah Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Safety Services
                                                                                                                                                                 Tidal River

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OUR FOCUS ON...

GOVERNANCE                                                   MANAGING RISK                                               EVIDENCE AND EVALUATION
LSV has a governance charter that sets out the codes         Risk is inherent in all of our activities and manifests     Research, monitoring and evaluation is critical in
of conduct, accountability, ethical standards and            itself in many forms as LSV steps forward in achieving      ensuring an evidence base for all LSV activities and
compliance obligations of our organisation and related       our mission and vision. It has potential to impact our      the wider aquatic industry and community.
entities. The charter outlines the roles and respective      volunteers, employees, supporters, suppliers and the
responsibilities of the Board, committees, directors and     broader communities in which we operate.                    Rigorous research, monitoring and evaluation ensures
executive management.                                                                                                    LSV’s focus on the most appropriate and effective
                                                             By understanding and managing risk, LSV can provide         strategies to maximise aquatic participation and
Our ongoing groups tasked with governance include the        greater certainty and confidence to all that are impacted   engagement, with an overarching focus on safety
Board, the Governance Committee, the Finance Risk &          by our activities.                                          and risk management.
Audit Committee, four lifesaving councils, the Honours
& Awards Committee, the Facilities Development               The directors and management of LSV and our                 LSV’s commitment to research, monitoring and
Committee, and the Grievance & Judiciary Review              affiliated entities view risk management as integral        evaluation is demonstrated by the dedicated Aquatic
Committee. There are also working groups such as the         to our Strategic Plan. In particular, there is collective   Risk & Research team, which conducts and coordinates
Medical Advisory Panel that convene as required.             recognition that effective risk management can lead to      rigorous research projects. The team is continually
                                                             better decision making and planning, as well as better      working to improve the evidence base of LSV programs,
Our governance groups are able to draw on the diverse        identification and management of opportunities and          training, member development, sport and diversity
talent of committed volunteers who are subject matter        threats. In practice, risk management is incorporated       in lifesaving. Monitoring and evaluation is critical in
experts in areas including lifesaving, accounting and        into all strategic and operational endeavours within LSV.   assessing program effectiveness and for continuous
finance, engineering and construction, education and                                                                     improvement in aquatic program delivery.
training, law, technology, healthcare and medicine, trades   Risks will be identified, assessed, managed and
and services, sports and recreation, human resources,        monitored in accordance with our Risk Management            The Aquatic Risk & Research team has a strong focus on
entrepreneurship, retail, media and communications,          Framework.                                                  collaboration and partnership, working with academia,
logistics and government.                                                                                                government, industry and the community to ensure
                                                                                                                         applicability and the ability to implement the most
Our business operations include an executive                                                                             appropriate preventative strategies.
management structure comparable to a medium
size business.

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OUR STRATEGIC THEMES

      LSV’s three strategic themes have been identified to guide thinking in developing
      strategies and projects.

            EVERYDAY LIFESAVERS
            #everydaylifesavers
            BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE BY ENCOURAGING INDIVIDUALS
            TO TAKE MORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEMSELVES AND OTHERS.

            LSV FROM ANYWHERE
            #lsvfromanywhere
            DEVELOPING FLEXIBILITY FOR OUR PEOPLE AND THE COMMUNITY
            IN HOW THEY INTERACT WITH LSV.

            RESOURCE READY
            #lsvresourceready
            IMPLEMENTING ONLY THOSE ACTIVITIES THAT ARE SUPPORTED
            BY THE REQUIRED FINANCING, CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY.

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WHAT OUR STRATEGIES CONSIDER

ALIGNMENT TO OTHER PLANS                                                        VICT ORIA
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                                                                                                                           INDUSTRY TRENDS
                                                                                                                           Disruptive technology and other changes
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Victorian Water Safety Master Plan - Developed by LSV
in conjunction with the Victorian Government, emergency                                                                    in industry that impact on what we do.
management sector and aquatic industry to set strategic direction                                         DROWNIN
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for the prevention of drowning in Victoria.
Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan - Steers the
                                                                              VICTORIAN
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                                                                            STRATEGICENT

vision, strategic priorities, investment and principles for the Victorian
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Government and the emergency management sector.
Australian Water Safety Strategy - The Strategy continues the
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Australian Water Safety Council’s goal of reducing fatal drowning
by 50 per cent by the year 2020.                                                                         TOWARD
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                                                                                                         DROWN FROM
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Global Report on Drowning - The World Health Organisation’s
report sets out a range of effective drowning prevention strategies,
and makes a number of recommendations to be taken by national                GLOB
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and local governments in collaboration with water safety agencies.
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OUR CAPABILITY AND CAPACITY                                                                                                DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
The current and future capability and capacity                                                                             Current and future trends in Victorian
of LSV’s members, staff, equipment and assets.                                                                             demographics, particularly:
                                                                                                                                Ageing population
                                                                                                                               New millennial & multimodal generations
                                                                                                                                 Multiculturalism

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AREA OF FOCUS: A: LIFESAVING SERVICES                                   #lifesavingservices

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            OVERVIEW
            LSV is proud to be recognised as a volunteer
            emergency service agency in Victoria.
            LSV’s lifesaving services encompass a range
            of areas, including volunteer beach and water
            patrols, paid lifeguard services for beach patrols                                      FIRST AID ASSISTANCE BY
            and events, marine rescue vessels, the Westpac                                          LIFESAVERS AND LIFEGUARDS ON
            Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service and the LSV                                         PATROLLED BEACHES ON AVERAGE
            communications network.
                                                                                                    PER YEAR FROM 2005/6 TO 2014/15.

                                                                 57                                 713
            LSV FROM ANYWHERE
             VOLUNTEER MEMBERS
            #lsvfromanywhere
             (SEASON 2015/16)
            DEVELOPING  FLEXIBILITY FOR

            32,710
            OUR PEOPLE AND THE
            COMMUNITY IN HOW THEY                                LIFESAVING                         RESCUES BY LIFESAVERS AND LIFEGUARDS
                                                                                                    ON PATROLLED BEACHES ON AVERAGE
            INTERACT WITH LSV.                                   CLUBS                              PER YEAR FROM 2005/6 TO 2014/15.

                                                                 ESTIMATED TOTAL VALUE
                                                                 OF LSV COASTAL SERVICES
                                                                 PER YEAR (PWC, 2011)

                                                                 235m
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LIFESAVING SERVICES STRATEGIES                                                            #lifesavingservices

 A1             PROVIDE LIFESAVING SERVICE COVERAGE TO MATCH
                RISK ASSESSMENT AND COMMUNITY NEEDS.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Develop flexible volunteering opportunities for members, with required systems
     and processes to enable lifestyle-matched engagement in lifesaving.
     Modernise inland and coastal rescue services, focusing on coordinated marine rescue services
     and remotely piloted systems.

 A2             ENSURE ALIGNMENT BETWEEN THE REQUIREMENTS OF QUALITY
                LIFESAVING SERVICE DELIVERY AND RELATED TRAINING.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Ensure training meets practical lifesaving and rescue service requirements, focusing on advanced
     surf skills and emergency situations.
     Identify and support highly competent and qualified trainers to deliver quality lifesaving training
     and development.

 A3             SUSTAIN LIFESAVING CLUBS AS WELL-ORGANISED,
                WELCOMING AND VIBRANT COMMUNITY HUBS.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Ensure clubs have access to high quality governance practices, with a focus on appropriately
     skilled leadership.
     Develop and implement high quality practices and programs to provide a protective,
     safe and enjoyable environment for members.

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AREA OF FOCUS: B: POOL & WATERWAY SAFETY                                     #waterwaysafety
                                                                                                     2015/16 AQAUTIC FACILITYENGAGEMENT:
            OVERVIEW

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            As the peak body for water safety in Victoria, LSV
            provides leadership to the aquatic industry and
            waterway managers to facilitate best practice in water
            safety and drowning prevention across the sector.

            We lead a number of industry working groups to
            hone in on specific water safety issues and also
            partner with the Victorian Government and aquatic                                          POOL SAFETY ASSESSMENTS
            industry leaders to deliver an annual water safety

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            public awareness campaign.

                                                                     0.72
                                                                     CRUDE DROWNING RATE
                                                                     PER 100,000 PERSONS               PLATINUM POOL PROGRAM
                                                                     IN VICTORIA IN 2015/16            FACILITIES (CAPACITY)

                                                                                                       200
                                                                                                       ATTENDEES AT ANNUAL POOL
                                                                                                       SAFETY SUMMIT (APPROX.)

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POOL & WATERWAY SAFETY STRATEGIES                                                      #waterwaysafety

 B1            ENSURE FACILITY OPERATORS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
               AND LAND MANAGERS ARE AWARE OF AQUATIC RISK
               AND BEST PRACTICE IN AQUATIC SAFETY.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
     Enable and advocate for a holistic approach to home pool safety management.
     Provide products, services and advocacy to improve safety at public, school and commercial
      swimming pools.
     Enable and advocate for the deployment of additional paid beach lifeguard services to supplement
      volunteer services.
     Develop risk management strategies for identified coastal water safety blackspots in Mornington Peninsula,
      Geelong, Bass Coast and Surf Coast regions.
     Develop risk management strategies for inland water safety blackspots on the Yarra and Murray rivers.

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AREA OF FOCUS: C: MEMBER DEVELOPMENT                                      #lsvmemberdev

            OVERVIEW
            Member development is integral to the continued
            progress and future of LSV.
            We facilitate a range of programs and
            opportunities to enable our members to develop
            leadership and life skills, fostering the growth of
            strong leaders and succession pathways.

          100+ 10,851
            MEMBERS OF LSV’S
                                                                  JUNIOR MEMBERS
            FEMALE LEADERSHIP
            NETWORK                                               (NIPPERS) IN 2015/16

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MEMBER DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES                                                           #lsvmemberdev

 C1            USE TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA TO
               EFFECTIVELY CONNECT WITH LSV MEMBERS.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Provide members with a single login and single point of access to digital content and applications,
     with centralised profile information for each member.
     Maintain direct contact and engagement with members, including state-wide events with options
      to participate via remote access.

 C2            DEVELOP SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES TO SUPPORT SKILLS
               DEVELOPMENT AND CONTINUOUS LEARNING FOR LSV MEMBERS.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Reduce the administrative burden for members in lifesaving training through innovative practices
     and dedicated resourcing.
     Provide further opportunities for members to engage in learning and development programs,
      including use of digitised learning content.

 C3            ENSURE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE THROUGH YOUTH
               AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN LIFESAVING CLUBS.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Develop and implement member pathways programs, focusing on promotion of diversity,
     inclusion and sustainable club leadership.
     Identify and implement member engagement strategies in line with membership trends.

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AREA OF FOCUS: D: COMMUNITY EDUCATION & TRAINING            #lsvcommed

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            OVERVIEW
            LSV is an industry leader in the provision of water
            safety education, awareness campaigns and
            accredited aquatic training qualifications.
            Programs are delivered state-wide, to educate
            students, teachers and community members in
                                                                               AQUATIC FACILITIES ARE REGISTERED
            water safety, first aid, emergency response and                    AS PART OF THE WATCH AROUND
            aquatic rescue.                                                    WATER PROGRAM IN 2015/16

            195,930
            PARTICIPANTS TOOK PART
            IN WATER SAFETY EDUCATION
            STATE WIDE IN 2014/15

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION & TRAINING STRATEGIES                                               # lsvcommed

 D1            PARTNER WITH THE AQUATIC INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP
               EFFECTIVE WATER SAFETY MEDIA CAMPAIGNS.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Develop a holistic all hazards summer safety campaign in partnership with Emergency Management Victoria.
     Evolve methods for communicating water safety knowledge and awareness,
      including use of virtual reality technology in water safety education.

 D2             DEVELOP QUALITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING INFRASTRUCTURE
                TO ENABLE ALL VICTORIANS TO BECOME EVERYDAY LIFESAVERS.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Implement the Lifesaving in Schools strategy, with key interventions including a focus on survival swimming
     skills and use of innovative learning resources.
     Develop innovative learning resources and systems to drive public engagement in safety training,
      focusing on first aid and lifesaving skills.

 D3             ESTABLISH COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH VICTORIAN TERTIARY
                INSTITUTIONS TO INCLUDE WATER SAFETY TRAINING IN
                TEACHER EDUCATION.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Develop pre-service teacher training in water safety, which takes an interoperable approach to also include
     other safety education.
     Provide accredited swimming and water safety pathways for teachers, with opportunities
      for ongoing knowledge and skills development.

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AREA OF FOCUS: E: AQUATIC SPORT                            #lsvaquaticsport

            OVERVIEW
            Participation in aquatic sports assists members in
            developing and maintaining skills and fitness for
            lifesaving operations, as well as being a strong
            source of member engagement.
            LSV members have opportunities to participate in
            a range of sports, including beach carnivals for
            nippers to masters, Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB)
            racing, surf boat rowing, endurance championships
            and pool lifesaving carnivals.

            5097
            SENIOR CARNIVAL
            COMPETITORS IN 2015/16

                                                                                    6802
                                                                                    JUNIOR CARNIVAL
                                                                                    COMPETITORS IN 2015/16

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AQUATIC SPORT STRATEGIES                                                                #lsvaquaticsport

 E2            DEVELOP A RANGE OF INNOVATIVE AND RESPONSIVE
               AQUATIC SPORT PROGRAMS TO INCREASE CAPABILITY
               AND SUSTAIN MEMBERSHIP.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Modify and modernise aquatic sport to drive participation and retention, including the use of technology
     to reduce administrative burden.
     Provide development opportunities for members to aspire to excellence in all aspects of lifesaving
      related sports.

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AREA OF FOCUS: F: AQUATIC RISK & RESEARCH                                                             #lsvriskresearch
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            in order to provide the best possible outcomes for our community.

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                                                                                                                                                                         VICTORIAN
                                                                                                                                                                         DROWNING REPORT
                                                                                                                                                                         2015/16

                                                                                                            SINK OR
                                                                                                            SWIM
                                                                                                            The state of Victorian
                                                                                                            primary school
                                                                                                            children’s swimming
                                                                                                            ability

            ANNUAL VICTORIAN
            DROWNING REPORTS                                              Prepared by Ms Rhiannon Birch &

            PRODUCED SINCE THE                                            Dr Bernadette Matthews

            INCEPTION OF LSV.

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AQUATIC RISK & RESEARCH STRATEGIES                                                       #lsvriskresearch

 F1           ENSURE EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH IS PROVIDED TO SUPPORT
              STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING BY LSV AND ITS STAKEHOLDERS.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Develop and maintain an evidence base and evaluation system to improve swimming competency.
     Trial and evaluate digitally enabled approaches for improving water safety skills, knowledge
      and service delivery.

 F2           LEAD AND FACILITATE RESEARCH INTO RISK IDENTIFICATION, PREVENTION
              AND MITIGATION IN ALL AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Develop risk management tools and practices to enable individuals, groups and schools to safely
     enjoy aquatic recreation activities.
     Develop programs and services that are international best practice and share expertise
      with other countries.

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AREA OF FOCUS: G: DIVERSITY                                                      #lsvdiversity

                                                                     43%
            OVERVIEW
            LSV is committed to ensuring that we reflect the
            diversity of the wider community and that we provide
            support to groups who are not as well represented.
            LSV delivers a range of water safety programs
            to multicultural community members, which also           Of female volunteer lifesaving members had held a formal leadership role vs
            encourage healthy aquatic participation for people
            of all ages and cultures, through inclusive activities
                                                                     66% of males. The results will assist development of strategies and policies
            and practices within the wider aquatics industry.        to support gender diversity in lifesaving (Birch, Juric and Matthews, 2015).

         13,400
            CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY
            DIVERSE PARTICIPANTS TOOK PART
            IN LSV PROGRAMS IN 2015/16

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DIVERSITY STRATEGIES                                                                     #lsvdiversity

 G1            EXPAND THE REACH OF WATER SAFETY EDUCATION TO INCLUDE ENGAGEMENT
               AND SETTLEMENT OF MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Provide aquatic industry and emergency service career pathways for multicultural community members.
     Provide water safety education and promote aquatic recreation to international students, tourists
      and other short term visitors.

 G2            RESPOND TO DIVERSITY IN THE COMMUNITY, FOCUSING ON GENDER,
               AGE, DISABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
     Develop water safety programs for older adults.
     Identify and implement water safety and diversity inclusion strategies to meet the changing needs
      of local communities and beach users.

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AREA OF FOCUS: H: SECTOR DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT                #lsvsectordev

            OVERVIEW
            As a recognised emergency service agency in the
            state of Victoria, LSV collaborates with Emergency
            Management Victoria and a range of emergency
            service agencies to contribute to emergency
            management planning and community resilience
            strategies and initiatives.
            LSV also has a range of strategic partnerships
            across the aquatic and sporting industries, as well
            as facilitating a range of working groups to focus on
            particular areas of drowning prevention.

         43%DECREASE IN THE FATAL
            DROWNING RATE IN VICTORIA
            SINCE THE START OF THE
            PLAY IT SAFE BY THE WATER
            CAMPAIGN IN 1998.

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SECTOR DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT STRATEGIES                                                #lsvsectordev

 H1            IMPLEMENT THE FULL COMMUNITY/GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP MODEL
               IN THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT VICTORIA STRUCTURE.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Strengthen partnerships, facilities and platforms for interoperable emergency management.
     Enable and advocate for use of aquatic facilities for emergency management operations.

 H2            ADVOCATE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF FIT-FOR-PURPOSE,
               LOCATION SYMPATHETIC AND ADVANCED DESIGN LIFESAVING FACILITIES.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Redevelop and maintain lifesaving facilities in line with LSV’s Clubhouse of the Future Guidelines.
     Ensure lifesaving facility redevelopment and maintenance is backed by strong business cases that focus on community needs and sustainability.

 H3            BUILD COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE AQUATIC INDUSTRY
               AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, ENSURING BEST PRACTICE OF WATER SAFETY.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Implement, monitor and evaluate the Victorian Water Safety Strategy.
     Develop and maintain a model for measuring the size and impact of the aquatic industry.

 H4            ENSURE LSV IS SUSTAINED AS A RESILIENT, DYNAMIC AND
               WELL-MANAGED ORGANISATION.
 Examples of what we plan to do:
    Be an employer of choice, focusing on our values with appropriate reward, recognition and professional development programs.
     Establish a capital base of $6 million, with a sound investment strategy.

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