Did you know that alcohol is the most used drug in Australia?
Council is currently looking to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol in our community and understand more about the normalisation of alcohol consumption within local social groups.
In conjunction with the Monash Kingston Drug and Alcohol Action Team (MKDAAT), our Community Strengthening team at City of Monash is seeking your thoughts on:
- what constitutes risky drinking
- what harms you perceive and
- what preventative actions can be implemented.
Council sought community feedback via online survey until Monday 30 September 2019. This project is supported by the Alcohol & Drug Foundation and all answers will be confidential and anonymous.
The recent survey will assist in forming a Community Action Plan (CAP) which, once approved, will be implemented at a local level. The information provided will help us to develop a plan to address risky drinking within our community. This is a partnership project with Kingston Council, Monash Health, Victoria Police and local health service providers.
City of Monash is a partner of the Monash Kingston Drug and Alcohol Action Team (MKDAAT).
The MKDAAT consists of membership from Monash and Kingston Councils, health services across the two municipalities, and Victoria Police. The MKDAAT received funding of $10,000 from the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) to develop a Community Action Plan (CAP) to reduce alcohol harms across the Kingston and Monash municipalities.
We have consulted with service providers in Kingston and Monash and the next phase is to now gain feedback from the community.
For more information contact Simon Harrex, Health Promotion Officer on 9518 3555.