The Armadale, Canning, Gosnells Alcohol Action Plan is the first of its kind in the state to tackle alcohol-related harm across three metropolitan local government areas and sets the agenda for action on three priority areas for the period of 2019-2022.
The Armadale, Canning, Gosnells Alcohol Action Plan (AAP) was produced in 2019 after a significant process of consultation, work shopping and development. Key stakeholders met in 2017 and agreed that a coordinated approach to reducing the negative impacts of excessive alcohol use in communities was needed. Following best practice it was agreed that local needs, capacity and evidence will determine how and where strategies are implemented with the single aim of reducing alcohol related harm.
The East Metropolitan Community and Population Health Services (EMCPHS) led a two year process to develop the AAP. This included a review of the literature and alcohol-related local data, meetings with individual organisations, youth network participants and East Metropolitan Health Service’s Aboriginal Community Advisory Groups. The data gathered from these processes was then used to inform the planning of workshops with key-stakeholders facilitated by the Mental Health Commission. These workshops identified the alcohol-related concerns and issues affecting this area to support the development of an AAP.
An Armadale, Canning and Gosnells Local Drug Action Group with key-stakeholder representatives has been established to plan, implement and evaluate the comprehensive strategies outlined in this AAP. The priority areas identified in the Alcohol Action Plan are:
- underage drinking
- alcohol-related anti-social behaviour
- alcohol-related support services.
To view the plan please click here: Alcohol Action Plan 2019-2022