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Alice Springs draft Alcohol management plan released

Date posted: 27 October 2015

The draft Alice Springs Alcohol management plan (AMP), aimed at reducing alcohol related harm, has been released for public consultation on Monday.

Minister for Racing Gaming and Licensing, Peter Styles, joined Alice Springs Mayor and Alcohol Reference Group (ARG) Chair, Damien Ryan, to encourage the community to provide feedback on the plan.

Mr Styles said the draft AMP has been developed through comprehensive consultation with the Alice Springs community.

'The Northern Territory Government supports communities to develop their own Alcohol management plans,' Mr Styles said.

'Different communities have different priorities that require unique solutions and strategies.

'This AMP has been developed through a staged consultation approach, which involved a range of stakeholder groups, government departments as well as the community.'

The Alice Springs ARG was formed in January 2014 and comprised of community and business stakeholders, with a role to provide specialised expertise, advice and input.

It has completed its task to develop the AMP aimed at reducing alcohol related harm through an integrated approach to addressing supply, demand and harm issues.

A feedback forum will also be held on Wednesday 4 November 2015 at the Andy McNeil Room, Alice Springs Town Council Chambers.

Once adopted in its final form the success of the AMP will be measured through monitoring of alcohol harm indicators including wholesale supply data, crime statistics such as alcohol related and domestic violence assaults as well as hospital data.

The community consultation period closes Monday 30 November 2015 with the AMP expected to be finalised next year.

Source: Northern Territory Government Newsroom


Rebecca Barr
Media Contact
Northern Territory Government Newsroom
Mobile: 0407 284 066


Last updated: 28 October 2015
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