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 [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 Adults 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.