Action on youth alcohol abuse
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.