The Tennant Creek alcohol management plan was introduced in in 2008. In 2010, Menzies School of Health Research undertook an evaluation of the plan.
The new alcohol management plan was released in October 2015.
Tennant Creek alcohol management plan and action plan 2014-2017 (765.1 kb).
Terms of reference
The alcohol reference group is an advisory group comprised of members from stakeholder groups and organisations with an interest in alcohol management and reducing alcohol related harms in Tennant Creek.
The Tennant Creek alcohol management plan focuses on supply, demand and harm reduction strategies to address alcohol issues which impact on the whole township of Tennant Creek.
The primary role of the alcohol reference group is to provide community and industry expertise, advice and input into the development, implementation monitoring, and review of the Tennant Creek alcohol management plan. The alcohol reference group does not have any formal advocacy role due to its disparate representation.
The alcohol reference group will be chaired by an independent Chair and comprise a core membership that will be appointed by invitation from the minister.
Others may attend if approved by a minimum of eight of the ten members. The Chair will be the only public spokesperson for the ARG, unless the Chair seeks consensus for another alcohol reference group member to act as a spokesperson on his or her behalf. Terms of reference and membership will be reviewed every two years, with the first review to be undertaken by March 2016.
The alcohol reference group will meet at least quarterly and the quorum will be half of the membership plus one.
Decisions will be made by consensus and where agreement cannot be met, a vote will be taken with a minimum of eight of the ten members having to agree. Records of meetings will be published and made publicly available.
What the reference group does
The Tennant Creek alcohol reference group:
- oversees the development, implementation and progress of the alcohol management plan
- provides input into community and stakeholder engagement, consultation and decision making
- provides input into drafting and finalising the alcohol management plan, as well as any changes
- meets regularly to coordinate implementation and to monitor progress of alcohol management plan strategies
- reports on emerging alcohol harm issues in Tennant Creek and ways to address them
- provides the principal avenue for community groups and individuals to comment on the implementation and impact of the alcohol management plan
- provides a mechanism for the alcohol management plan's progress to be disseminated to the community
- provides advice and comment to the government as appropriate
- undertakes a formal review of the alcohol management plan at least every two years to monitor the effectiveness of its strategies in reducing alcohol related harms
- consults with the community and stakeholders on any suggested changes or improvements to the alcohol management plan.