Client: The Bourke Alcohol Working Group
Development of a discussion paper, The Impact of Alcohol in the Bourke Community, to inform the inaugural Bourke Alcohol Working Group forum
Project timeline: May 2008 - June 2008
The Bourke Alcohol Working Group was formed as a partnership between the Bourke Community Drug Action Team (CDAT); Bourke Police; Bourke Shire; Bourke Community Working Party; Greater Western Area Health Service; NSW Health; Bourke Aboriginal Medical Service; Bourke Liquor Accord and NSW Liquor and Gaming to undertake a project to identify and address some of the alcohol related issues in Bourke.
The purpose of this paper was to provide a contextual framework for the initial Bourke Alcohol Forum that would inform the development of a 5 year Alcohol Management Plan in Bourke, Western NSW.
Review, collate and present health and police data relating to alcohol misuse in the Bourke community
Identify impacts of alcohol misuse
Highlight key areas to prioritise for attention
Provide a framework to develop a 5 year Alcohol Management Plan which would articulate key strategies for adoption
Present and facilitate one of the project’s work groups