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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:47

ICE Community Action Summit

The drug ICE continues to present problems to users, families, the courts and the community. Best practice from across the world indicates that a "whole-of-community" approach is needed to effectively tackle this issue.

The Great South Coast ICE Challenge project is currently being implemented across the five Local Government Areas (LGAs) that constitute the Great South Coast Region – Warrnambool, Moyne, Corangamite, Southern Grampians and Glenelg. Using a Collective Engagement model, the project will co-ordinate community resources to develop a range of actions and initiatives that aim to reduce the harm that is currently being caused by Methyl Amphetamines (ICE).

The project will be formally initiated on Friday 20 May with an ICE Community Action Summit being held at the Warrnambool Campus of South West TAFE.

Experts from across the country have been engaged to present on various aspects of the ICE issue. They will also provide best practice advice on what is effective in addressing the ICE issue and what is not. Leading speakers have been recruited from the Australian Drug Foundation, Victoria Police, TAC, WRAD, Crystal Meth Anonymous and Sport & Leisure Networks.

Five Project Teams of 10 members have been formed in each of the participating LGAs. A sixth team consisting of Secondary Students has also been formed. The Project Teams will come together in the afternoon of the Summit to participate in facilitated Collective Engagement Workshops.

More information: Cr Colin Ryan 0418 455 625

17 May 2016

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