Title Community Forum Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet Kalgoorlie Miner Media type Country/Territory Australia Date 08/11/08 Description KALGOORLIE-BOULDER is known for its numerous pubs and beer drinking culture but health experts warn this is not something the Goldfields should be hanging its hat on.
A community forum next week titled “Boom Town or Booze Town” will put the impact of hard drinking under the microscope.
The forum will be hosted by the Kalgoorlie Alcohol Action Project and KAAP project coordinator Fredrik Velander said it would give residents an opportunity to have their say about the sort of community they wanted to live in.
Mr Velander said he would be presenting research carried out on how communities can significantly reduce alcohol-related harm.
“This community forum is an opportunity for everybody who lives in the Goldfields to have a say on what needs to happen in our community to make it a safer place for all to enjoy,” Mr Velander said.
“We can, and want to, find constructive ways to change our boozy image and to reduce the violence and other problems alcohol causes and to do this we need the community to work together.”
Speakers will include Alcohol and Drug Advisory Sen Const Richard Edwards, Kalgoorlie-Boulder youth mayor Julian Canny and Bega Garnbirringu Health Service Aboriginal healthcare worker Dwayne Shaw.
The forum will take place at the WASM Conference Centre on November 12 at 5.30pm.
The event is free of charge. For more information contact Natalie Ord on 9088 6772.
Producer/Author West Australian Newspapers Limited URL https://global-factiva-com.ezproxy.csu.edu.au/redir/default.aspx?P=sa&an=KALGOO0020081107e4b80000y&cat=a&ep=ASE Persons Fredrik Velander