Liquor accord plan ahead to tackle alcohol-related issues

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Mandurah Liquor Accord joined forces recently to set its next steps aimed at reducing alcohol-related crime, violence and anti-social behaviour in Mandurah.

The Accord's strategic planning session took place on October 26 and provided an opportunity for members to set priorities for the next two years to bolster the safety and security of the local community.

The Accord consists of 37 'signed up' member organisations including the City of Mandurah, WA Police, Mandurah Taxis and local business operators.

The key focusses of the planning session were on reduced anti-social behaviour in and around licensed venues, reduced alcohol-related violence, ill health and other harm, increased responsible service of alcohol, and promoting Mandurah as a safe and vibrant destination.

Mayor Rhys Williams said community safety was a shared responsibility and was pleased to see the Mandurah Liquor Accord continue to join together to deliver important outcomes for the community.

“The Mandurah Liquor Accord is a vital component of what we do to help our community feel safe, and the group is a great example of how we can work together on community safety,” he said.

“The City of Mandurah and the Mandurah Liquor Accord continue to tackle alcohol-related issues head on, and we are continually monitoring challenges that we face.

“We are proud of Mandurah and, importantly, want everyone to feel safe and enjoy all that's on offer.”

The Accord is an important component of the City of Mandurah's Community Safety and Crime Prevention Partnership Plan 2017-2022.

Over the past five years, the Mandurah Liquor Accord has made some significant achievements including the introduction of a number of public safety and community programs. These have included the Pilot Radio Project designed to improve communication between licensed venues, Safer Mandurah Taxi Ranks, Family Friendly Foreshore Signage, and the Hit the Gym not Jim campaign.

The City continues to work with State and Federal government, businesses, community groups and residents to ensure community safety and crime prevention has a well-rounded approach.

The City would like to hear from interested licenced premises who may like to attend the next Mandurah Liquor Accord meeting. These meetings are a great opportunity to meet other licensees, exchange information and hear the latest information from Police, Liquor Licencing and the City of Mandurah. For further information please contact the City's Community Safety Team on 9550 3777.