WORKING TOGETHER: The government has joined force with South Burnett Regional Council.
WORKING TOGETHER: The government has joined force with South Burnett Regional Council. Frances Klein

Community involvement key to fighting ice

THE Australian Government has joined forces with South Burnett Regional Council to develop an action plan to fight ice addiction.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud believes community involvement is key to securing the best outcomes for the rural communities in the fight against ice.

"Tackling ice has always been a strong commitment for me as addiction destroys families and our communities," he said.

"That's why this locally-focused action team is so important in helping communities to stamp out this scourge."

To develop locally focused and responsive action plans to reduce the impact of drugs, $10,000 has been allocated for the South Burnett region.

"Whether you're a user, recovering from addiction, family member, medical professional, involved in community support or law enforcement - and everyone in-between - we need an open and honest discussion and that's what my forums deliver," he said.

"Because what works in one region may not be suitable for another community and that's why a targeted and engaged approach is so important."