Local organisations are urged to apply for funding to put more Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) on the ground to tackle ice and other drug issues in our community, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said.
“This is all about community partnerships working together on a plan of action to prevent and stamp out the misuse of drugs and alcohol in our towns – developing local solutions for local problems,” he said.
“If you want to make a difference in our community, like many LDATs already have, I encourage you to build local partnerships and apply for the program.”
Round four of the LDAT program has now opened and interested community organisations have until the 7th of December to get their funding applications in.
Mr Hogan said that through local partnerships, LDATs provide evidence-based prevention activities to minimise alcohol and other drug related issues in our communities.
“We are committed to keeping local families and communities safe and through the proactive work of local LDATs, we are taking a preventative approach to tackling drug issues,” he said.
The teams were supported by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, which helped the LDATs develop and implement primary prevention activities in the community.
More information about LDATs and the application process can be found on the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s website https://community.adf.org.au/implement