NLGDAAC has progressed a number of projects and initiatives in an effort to establish nationally consistent approaches for local government when responding to and managing the impacts of alcohol and other drugs. Some examples include:

AustralianNight Time Economy – a first analysis
This analysis examines the size and nature of the Australian night time economy. Night time activity is an important and diverse part of the Australian economy and our Cities aspire to provide well managed, diverse, vibrant and safe environments that appeal to a wide cross section of their communities.

The report provides the information required by local government to assess night time economic development and business activity, whilst bringing the night time economy into focus as an important sector with a range of activity that provides jobs, revenue and services to the public. The report also provides an evidence base to allow businesses and social activity operating in this sector to be perceived as a vital contributor to the Australian economy, and not just a social problem.

The report can be downloaded here.

Snapshot of alcohol-related responses by member councils of the National Local Government Drug and Alcohol Advisory Committee and Council of Capital City Lord Mayors – 2009
Members of the NLGDAAC documented the actions of each city in managing public intoxication, including statutory powers available to each city, and included actions of metropolitan, regional, rural and remote members of the NLGDAAC. A copy of the snapshot is available here.

Cities for Safe and Healthy Communities
Cities for Safe and Healthy Communities was developed to help build capacity of councils to build safe and healthy communities. During the pilot phase the program launched – the Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs harm minimisation Data Inventory Toolkit. Whist this program has now been discontinued – the toolkit is available