2019-2020 Pre-Budget Submission

WANADA is pleased to announce the release of its pdf 2019-2020 Pre-Budget Submission, Building Capacity to Drive Positive Change (551 KB) .

The investments proposed in WANADA’s 2019 – 2020 Pre-Budget Submission are designed to support a robust, holistic response to alcohol and other drug concerns across the State. These targeted investments will assist the State Government to deliver a system that makes a difference, provide strong services in a strong sector and create synergies for consumer and community engagement. Our collective aim is to maximise current initiatives to reduce drug use and improve service access, and achieve broader health and wellbeing outcomes. These budget proposals advance this aim.

Key points:

  • Recent investment in the sector has been welcomed, and will contribute to progress towards the crucial goals of preventing and reducing alcohol and other drug related harm and ensuring access to treatment when needed.
  • Western Australia, however, continues to experience harms associated with alcohol and other drug use. To meet projected demand, alcohol and other drug treatment services will have to approximately triple in capacity.
  • There remains the need to ensure that the system of services is configured to best meet the diverse needs of a changing population and provide timely, effective treatment and support.
  • Realising this requires more than just service growth - it requires a coordinated approach to planning, development and capacity building.

WANADA’s 2019 – 2020 Pre-Budget Submission is informed by a range of WANADA activities, including: the recent 2017 State of the Sector Report; targeted sector consultation; and WANADA’s ongoing involvement in a range of cross-government policy reform processes.

If you would like to know more about WANADA’s advocacy or investment recommendations, please contact Ethan James, Manager Advocacy and Research via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on (08) 6557 9400.


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