This is encouraging as so much good work goes on at this level of government:
Council of Capital City Lord Mayors
WEBSITE LAUNCHED TO HELP COUNCILS RESPOND TO IMPACTS OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
The Chair of the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) and Lord Mayor of Hobart, Alderman Rob Valentine, launched a new website to assist councils in addressing the impacts of drugs and alcohol in their communities. The new site – Local Government Alcohol and Drugs Info Net (LGADIN) – is aimed at building and enhancing the capacity of local councils to reduce the harm of drugs and alcohol.
“Local government plays a significant role in shouldering the burden associated with the use of drugs and alcohol in our communities,” Lord Mayor Valentine said.
“This is the first time in Australia that local government has had a dedicated website to assist councils improve their response in this area.
“LGADIN is home to everything any council in Australia needs to help them manage drug and alcohol issues in their communities. It provides a one stop shop of information on upcoming events, the latest news and a discussion forum for councils to participate in knowledge sharing.
“We envisage LGADIN becoming a primary tool, an essential component for councils in Australia to obtain the latest thinking, examples of clever initiatives operating in local government and important information on funding opportunities and legislative changes.”
Lord Mayor Valentine acknowledged the Federal Government’s funding contribution through its Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy which enabled the construction of the website.
“The LGADIN is a product of Federal Government engagement with local government to help reduce the impact of drugs and alcohol in our communities. By empowering councils, we are able to contribute towards reducing the impact that drugs and alcohol have on families, businesses and communities. We are happy to deliver coalface initiatives towards meeting national objectives.”