Ac­tion on youth al­co­hol abuse

Canning Gazette - - NEWS -

THE City of Can­ning has been recog­nised for a plan to re­duce al­co­hol-re­lated harm among young peo­ple in the south-east cor­ri­dor.

It joined forces with the cities of Gos­nells and Ar­madale to de­velop the Al­co­hol Ac­tion Plan, in part­ner­ship with State Government bod­ies and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The first of its kind, it will pro­vide strate­gies to schools, com­mu­nity and sports clubs, and li­censed venues to tar­get un­der-age drink­ing and al­co­hol-re­lated anti-so­cial be­hav­iour.

These strate­gies will be im­ple­mented by the three cities through their joint Lo­cal Drug Ac­tion Group over the next three years.

“We wel­comed the op­por­tu­nity to col­lab­o­rate with other lo­cal gov­ern­ments and or­gan­i­sa­tions, and are proud to have this collaborat­ive ef­fort recog­nised,” Can­ning Mayor Paul Ng said. “Es­pe­cially at a time when sta­tis­tics show West Aus­tralians – when com­pared to the rest of the na­tion – are more likely to drink al­co­hol in quan­ti­ties that place them at risk.”

The cities were recog­nised at the re­cent 2019 Lo­cal Government Pol­icy Awards.

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