Albury is spoiled for choice when it comes to places to cool off with inland waterways such as rivers, creeks, lakes, and dams all popular amongst locals over the warmer months. The Murray River at Noreuil Park and Lake Hume foreshore are among the most popular places in our region to escape the summer heat.

These environments present a higher risk of drowning due to a variety of factors including changeable conditions, remoteness, lack of supervision and alcohol. Sadly, the Murray River is the number one river drowning blackspot in Australia with over 70 unintentional fatal drownings since 2002.

We've worked with Royal Life Saving NSW to develop a Draft Inland Waterways Drowning Prevention Strategy (IWDPS) that helps our whole community to better manage the risk associated with using the water in our region.

At the 12 December 2022 Council Meeting, councilors endorsed the AlburyCity Inland Waterways Drowning Prevention Strategy.

View the Inland Waterways Drowning Prevention Strategy