Measuring your success

Some example measures of success, and tools to measure the success of community participation in liquor licensing are provided below.

You may find these a useful starting point for measuring the success of your Community Action Plan activity.

Process measures• Engage with (xx number) community organisations to assist in establishing partners to support work in liquor licensing activity • Recruitment of (xx number) partners involved to participate in a liquor licence objection • Conduct (xx number) meetings held with partners to increase knowledge of how to participate in liquor licensing objections • Conduct (xx number) community events to raise awareness of how the community can participate in local liquor licensing matters • Increase local awareness and engage the community by increasing the number of local media articles focused on addressing local liquor licensing issues by (xx number) • Increase evidence collected to support a liquor licence objection (e.g. profiling local community issues related to a liquor licensing issue) by (xx number) • Submit (xx number) liquor licence objections within 12 months • Increase number of objections from (xx area) community members and/or (xx name) community organisations by (xx number).
Impact/outcome measures• (xx number) partners will report on stronger connections between community and partner organisations as a result of participating in community liquor licensing activities • (xx number) participants will report an increase in awareness of the benefits of strong partnerships and how to become involved in and influence decision-making regarding liquor licensing matters • (xx number) community members and partners will report an increase in awareness of alcohol-related harms in the community • (xx number) community members and partners will report an increase in awareness of the liquor licensing process • The number of liquor licence applications to be refused or altered (e.g. conditions put in place) will decrease by (xx number) as a result of community participation in liquor licensing activities • (xx number) partners will report an increase in awareness of the harms associated with increased availability of alcohol • Police report that number of incident reports (e.g. anti-social behaviour and other problems arising from alcohol) associated with risky drinking decreased by (xx number) .
Tools to measure success• Document analysis (e.g. meeting minutes, submissions from community members and partners, etc.) • Partnerships analysis • Liquor outlet density data • Trading hours exemptions lists • Focus groups • Interviews.

Next steps

Other things you can do to support your community:

1) Work with your community partners to educate older adults about alcohol and other drugs: see Alcohol, Other Drugs and Older People toolkit

2) Work with your community partners to further connect and strengthen your community: see Strong and Connected Communities toolkit

3) Work with your community partners to encourage greater engagement with volunteering: see Involving Volunteers toolkit.

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