Communities continue to benefit from Local Drug Action Teams

The Australian Government is continuing to take action to combat the scourge of ice and other illicit drugs with more Local Drug Action Teams set to rollout across Australia.

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27 May 2018

The Coalition Government is continuing to take action to combat the scourge of ice and other illicit drugs with more Local Drug Action Teams set to rollout across Australia.

The outcome of the third round of the highly successful program, which is part of the $298 million National Ice Action Strategy, was announced by Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie today in Darwin.

Minister McKenzie said a further 92 LDATs have joined the program for round three, bringing the total number to 172 LDATs across Australia.

“I want to congratulate the 92 successful LDATs for their commitment to reducing the impact of drug misuse in their communities,” Minister McKenzie said.

“The success of the program is clear and this further funding will allow more communities to build on work done in earlier rounds with initiatives such as working with vulnerable people to improve education and employment opportunities and providing support and information to families about issues such as alcohol and drug abuse.”

The LDAT program brings communities together to develop local plans and activities to prevent and reduce the harm being caused by drugs and alcohol in their regions.

LDAT members often include representatives from local councils, schools, police, youth services, primary health services and treatment services, community groups, non-government organisations.

Minister McKenzie welcomes this latest round of LDATs acknowledging that regional communities are often the hardest hit when it comes to epidemics such as ‘ice’ addiction.

“Our regional communities are working hard to establish and implement preventive and support services and this latest round of LDATs are assisting communities further.

This latest measure is part of the Coalition Government’s $298 million National Ice Action Strategy to combat illicit drug and alcohol use.

The National Ice Taskforce recognised that taking action at the local level and building community engagement and capacity is vital to reducing the harms that alcohol and other drugs have on individuals, families and communities.

Successful applicants will initially receive $10,000 to help them to develop a local action plan. Once the plan is finalised, LDATs can apply to receive up to an additional $30,000 in their first year (and then $40,000 a year) to support delivery of local activities.

“The Coalition Government is committed to combating the scourge of ice and we encourage more organisations to apply to join the LDAT program, to drive change at a local level,” Minister McKenzie said.

Media contact: Kate Woodbridge: 0409 679 924

Round Three LDAT locations:

S/T
LDAT Name
Lead Org
Funding
ACT
Impact Alcohol: Parents Prepared - young people and alcohol
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT Inc. (ATODA)
10,000
ACT
West Belconnen Community Garden and Transitions Project
Belconnen Community Service
10,000
ACT
Changing the course of alcohol (and other drug) consumption in ACT higher education institutions: A coordinated response
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT Inc. (ATODA)
10,000
ACT
ACT Connect LDAT - Prevention through Participation
Assisting Drug Dependents Incorporated trading as Directions Health Services
10,000
NSW
Broken Hill
Kirkala-Pithiluku Aboriginal Corporation
10,000
NSW
Kyogle LDAT
Kyogle Together Inc.
10,000
NSW
Moree Local Drug Action Team
Moree Plains Shire Council
10,000
NSW
Nanyapura
NSW Police Force
10,000
NSW
Old Bar Pirates Rugby League Club
Old Bar Beach Pirates Rugby League Football Club
10,000
NSW
Richmond Valley Drug Action Team
Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre
10,000
NSW
Goulburn Local Drug Action Team
Mind Blank Ltd
10,000
NSW
Blacktown Local Drug Action Team
Blacktown Women's and Girls' Health Center INC
10,000
NSW
Lithgow LDAT
Lithgow Community Projects Inc.
10,000
NSW
Campbelltown Pacific and Maori Youth LDAT
Youth Off The Streets Limited
10,000
NSW
Catch N Cook
First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation
10,000
NSW
Building evidence with people who matter
Centre for Health Equity Training, Research & Evaluation
10,000
NSW
Bega Valley LDAT
South East Arts (NSW) Inc.
10,000
NSW
Clarence Youth Alliance
Clarence Valley Council
10,000
NSW
Gloucester Area Local Drug Action Team
Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group Inc
10,000
NSW
Together in Willmot
United Way Australia
10,000
NSW
Walgett
Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service
10,000
NSW
Gumbaynggirr Local Drug Action Team
MiiMi Aboriginal Corporation
10,000
NSW
The Ngalaya Project LDAT
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) Drug and Alcohol Service
10,000
NSW
Macleay Valley Community Drug Action Team (Kempsey CDAT) already established
Macleay Options Incorporated
10,000
NSW
Tenterfield LDAT
Tenterfield Social Development Committee Inc.
10,000
NSW
CALD Illawarra-Shoalhaven LDAT
Healthy People Illawarra Inc
10,000
NSW
Eastern Central Coast LDAT
Kincumber and District Neighbourhood Centre
10,000
NSW
LDAT AOD 1 Degree Difference - Connecting Social Emotional Wellbeing (SWEB) in practice
Centacare NENW
10,000
NSW
Claymore Local Drug Action Team
Campbelltown City Council
10,000
NSW
MNC Youth Pathways Project
Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast
10,000
NSW
Fairfield City Local Drug Action Team
Fairfield City Council
10,000
NSW
Inverell LDAT
Armajun Aboriginal Health Service
10,000
NSW
Nambucca Heads Youth Wellbeing Partnership
Nambucca Valley Youth Services Centre Inc
10,000
NSW
AFL Riverina Club Health Strategy LDAT
AFL Riverina Inc
10,000
NSW
Gumbaynggirr Youth Local Drug Action Team
Gurehlgam Corp Ltd
10,000
NSW
Auburn Youth Sound Project
Human Sound Pty Ltd
10,000
NSW
Randwick LDAT
Randwick City Council
10,000
NT
Wurrumiyanga LDAT
Australian Red Cross
10,000
NT
Palmerston Youth Local Drug Action Team
CatholicCare NT
10,000
QLD
Walking Strong LDAT
The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
10,000
QLD
Redcliffe Local Drug Action Team
Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association – Redcliffe Branch
10,000
QLD
Fraser Coast Flyers LDAT
Fraser Coast Training Employment Support Service Inc.
10,000
QLD
Toowomba-Brisbane/Stronger Foundations LDAT
Teen Challenge Care (QLD) Ltd
10,000
QLD
Tablelands Drug Action Alliance
Community Services Tablelands Inc
10,000
QLD
Maranoa Region Drug Action Team
Surat Aboriginal Corporation
10,000
QLD
SCHEMA Action Team
SCHEMA Collective
10,000
QLD
Our Youth Matters Project LDAT
Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) Inc.
10,000
QLD
Queensland Rugby League (QRL) and Queensland Police Service (QPS) Partnership.
Queensland Rugby Football League – Central Division
10,000
QLD
Ipswich LDAT
Aftercare
10,000
QLD
Brisbane North School-Community Partnership
Community Living Association, Inc.
10,000
QLD
Healthy Lives: Healthy Children
Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience Thompson Institute
10,000
QLD
Zenadth Kes Gulags LDAT
TSConnect Pty Ltd
10,000
SA
Riverland Drug and Alcohol Action Team
Renmark Paringa Council
10,000
SA
Port Pirie and surrounds Local Drug Action Team
Uniting Country SA
10,000
SA
Adelaide Metro South LDAT
Junction Australia ltd
10,000
SA
Northern Adelaide LDAT
City of Salisbury
10,000
SA
Wakefield Regional LDAT
Enthos Incorporated
10,000
SA
Peterborough LDAT
Australian Red Cross
10,000
SA
Barossa Local Drug Action Team
Southern Barossa Alliance Inc
10,000
SA
Ceduna Local Drug Action Team
Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council SA Inc., Aboriginal Corporation
10,000
SA
Strath Region Local Drug Action Team
Milang and District Community Assn, Inc
10,000
SA
Port Adelaide Local Drug Action Team
Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council SA Inc
10,000
SA
Coober Pedy Alcohol and other Drugs Action Team
Australian Red Cross Society
10,000
SA
Take Action KI
Junction Australia Limited
10,000
SA
Southern Fleurieu LDAT
Fleurieu Group of Justices of the Peace
10,000
TAS
Glenorchy Healthy Active Preventive Program for Youth (HAPPY)
Glenorchy City Council (GCC)
10,000
TAS
Takamuna ( journey)
Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation
10,000
VIC
EMR Action on Alcohol Flagship Group
Outer East Primary Care Partnership (auspiced by EACH)
10,000
VIC
South Sudanese Community Association in Victoria (SSCAV Inc)
Micare New Hope Foundation Settlement services
10,000
VIC
Mallee Track Drug Action Team
Mallee Track Health & Community Service
10,000
VIC
Greater Dandenong LDAT
Afri-Aus Care Incorporated
10,000
VIC
Casey Local Drug Action Team
Casey City Council
10,000
VIC
Melbourne LDAT
Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women's Coalition Inc
10,000
VIC
Northern Local Drug Action Team
Mental Health and Well-Being Foundation
10,000
VIC
Northern Alliance
Victorian Arabic Social Service
10,000
VIC
Break the Ice Australia
Break the Ice Australia
10,000
VIC
Broadmeadows Community Youth Justice Alliance
Banksia Gardens Community Services
10,000
WA
Tramulla Strong Women's Group (LDAT Kalumburu)
Local Drug Action Group Inc WA
10,000
WA
Southern Forests Alcohol and Other Drug Action Team
Shire of Manjimup
10,000
WA
Rockingham-Kwinana LDAG
LDAG Inc
10,000
WA
UWA College Row LDAT
The University of Western Australia
10,000
WA
Wadjak Northside Support Team
Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community Group Inc
10,000
WA
Waroona Local Drug Action Team
Shire of Waroona
10,000
WA
WACFL Club Leadership Pilot Program
WA Country Football League
10,000
WA
Esperance LDAT
HOPE Community Services
10,000
WA
Geraldton LDAT
Local Drug Action Groups Inc.
10,000
WA
Basketball Kimberley
Basketball Kimberley Inc
10,000
WA
Harvey Local Drug Action Group
Local Drug Action Group Inc
10,000
WA
Merriwa LDAT Hub
MercyCare Community Services
10,000
WA
Exmouth Local Drug Action Group
Local Drug Action Groups Incorporated (LDAG INC)
10,000
WA
Warmun Local Drug Action Group
Local Drug Action Groups Incorporated
10,000
WA
Yalgoo Local Drug Action Team
Shire of Yalgoo
10,000
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