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Cr Debbie Blumel urges a CALM Easter

MAYORAL candidate Cr Debbie Blumel has urged Sunshine Coast residents and visitors to take care for the remainder of the Easter long weekend while pledging continued support for Council’s award-winning alcohol management program.

Council’s Collaborative Approach to Liquor Management (CALM) was the winner of the Excellence in Alcohol Management category of the 2010 and 2011 National Awards for Local Government.

“Long weekends are great times for families and friends to get together, but unfortunately they can be notorious for violence and crimes linked to alcohol. That’s where CALM comes in,” Cr Blumel said.

“It brings Council together with police, transport, health and regulatory agencies and more than 120 local pubs and clubs in a co-operative attempt to reduce antisocial behaviour before it happens.

“Strategies have been developed to minimise harm and include alcohol accords which set clear guidelines that work alongside the Responsible Service of Alcohol Code of Practise.”

“We also take the education to high school students to teach them a responsible approach to alcohol.”

Cr Blumel said there were seven alcohol accords on the Sunshine Coast, at Maroochy North Shore, Noosa, Nambour, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Hinterland and Maroochydore.

She said CCTV systems had been installed at Hastings Street, Noosa and The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, providing 24-hour recording by Queensland Police.

“This caring community project was initiated by Council to reduce alcohol fuelled violence and crime. Under my leadership the program will continue to roll out and continue to protect people and keep our community safer,” Cr Blumel said.

“CALM is about listening to local people to get local solutions and that’s what I believe elected councillors and Council staff should be doing.”

Cr Blumel said she would ensure the initiative continued if elected mayor.

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Publish Date: 10 Apr 12

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