Funding from the State Government's Royalties for Regions program, through the Department of Sport and Recreation, has been made available to LIWA Aquatics to assist regional facilities to access first aid equipment, industry training and development and investigate water usage. The funds will be available from the 1st of July 2015 and LIWA Aquatics will contact regional facilities and managers to ascertain the needs and requirements of their facilities during the 2015/16 season.  More on this exciting initiative shortly.

The Interim Australian Standard AS 3533.4.5 Amusement rides and devices – Specific requirements - Waterborne inflatables was published in August 2012 with an expiry date of 6 August 2014. The objective of the Interim Standard AS 3533.4.5 is to provide requirements and guidance specific to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of waterborne inflatable equipment and facilities that will protect health and safety of both operating staff and patrons of these devices. As an Interim Standard, the document should be regarded as a developmental Standard and liable to future alteration.

Recognising the need for continued work on the Interim Standard AS 3533.4.5 Amusement rides and devices – Specific requirements - Waterborne inflatables, Standards Australia (SA) Technical Committee ME-051, Amusement Rides and Devices, has decided to extend the period for the Interim Standard AS 3533.4.5 until 6 August 2016.

The AS 3533.4.5(Int) - 2012 document with the new expiry date of 6 August 2016 will be published on 8 April 2015. An Interim Standard, which can be either an Australian (AS) or a joint Australian/New Zealand (AS/NZS) Standard, is a provisional Standard with a two-year life.

An Interim Standard may be prepared in a subject field where not all requirements have been finally determined or where national consensus is anticipated but has yet to be realised. An Interim Standard provides both a guide to the direction that future standardisation in the specified field may take and a mechanism to collect public feedback on the subject.

Standards Australia is conscious of the need for continued work on AS 3533.4.5 and remains committed to the openness and rigour of its standards development process. If you have any comments on an interim standard, please send them to
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Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies announced $14,932,083 would be allocated in Annual and Forward Planning Grants in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

"The grants cover projects like installing floodlighting on ovals, upgrading bowling greens, extending existing sporting ovals, building sports pavilions and resurfacing a track," Ms Davies said.

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ARA March 2015


Do you have any images or innovations on the how your community has expended the funds from this years Pool Revitalisation Grant?  Please send any information and images you have through to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The image attached is from the upgrade to the Wundowie Pool shade structures.  Great for the users to stay out of the baking sun.


It was a typically beautiful Perth day as 13 teams demonstrated their fitness, professionalism and decision making skills in this year's Pool Lifeguard Challenge. This annual event sponsored by Commercial Aquatics Australia and LIWA Aquatics is coordinated by Royal Life Saving and conducted at HBF Stadium in Mt Claremont.

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Elizabeth Quay

Perth's new water park and free community entertainment space at Elizabeth Quay has received a $10 million boost. BHP Billiton will fund the water park element of Elizabeth Quay, which will give it naming rights to the park.

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Each year LIWA Aquatics with the financial assistance of the Department of Sport and Recreation commission a report on the goldfields oasisState of the Aquatic Industry in Western Australia.

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The new Watch Around Water Website is up and running.  Well done to Lauren for her input and dedication to the program.  Be sure to go on line and check it out today! Click on the logo to see the great new sight.waw boxlogo

The World Health Organisation has released a Global Report on Drowning. It is WHO's first Global report on drowning and it reveals that drowning claims the lives of 372,000 people each year and is among the ten leading causes of death for children and young people in every region.  Please find attached a copy of the report.





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