Measure 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 [insert area] community members and/or [insert 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.|
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.