The aim of the project is to identify and trial a minimum data set capable of measuring the local government achievements in terms of alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems. This would encompass the following indicators:
-local policy measures;
-resident perceptions of use, harm and local level responses;
-objective serial measures of use, harm and response effort.
On the basis of findings from the trial, NDRI would incorporate the most salient and sensitive measures in a composite, operational toolkit that would be broadly applicable to local governments across Australia.