The Barwon River Safety Markers have now been in place since April 2019. The initiative of the Rotary Club of Geelong East is supported by partners, The City of Greater Geelong and The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority.
The following figures are an update of the various uses made of the Safety Markers.
 
9 Markers had event reported against them and they made up with 11 different types of requests for Help for the year ending 30/6/2020.   
 
EventsOccurrences
Traumatic Injuries3
Suspect Loiter1
People Causing Trouble2
Missing Person1
Rescue Trapped1
Welfare Check1
Event1
Property found1
TOTAL 11
 
Figures supplied by Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA)
                                       
Since the first of the 46 Safety Marker were installed (2018) along the length of the Barwon River between Fyansford and Breakwater there has been 32 events reported.   The bike & walking trial that the Safety Marker align with is used by over 5000 people (2012 figures) each day.  With the current Covid-19 lockdown it has become an extremely popular place for people to exercise so daily usage is expected to be much higher.
 
The Rotary Club of Geelong East - protecting the Community