Project ICE Riverland Information

Project ICE Riverland

Renmark Paringa Council collaborated with Riverland Regional Health Service, South Australia Police, Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia and ABC Riverland to create a forum called ‘knowing the facts about ICE’ which was held at the Chaffey Theatre on Tuesday 21 July.

The purpose of the forum was to educate the community on the drug ICE as it has been extremely prevalent in the media over the last 12 months. It was also noted that there has been an increased demand on services not only in our region but nationally. The goal of the forum was for the community to band together and to put their questions to a panel of experts and for the politicians in attendance Tony Pasin - Member for Barker, Senator Anne Ruston, Tim Whetstone - Member for Chaffey and Senator Anne McEwen to hear the needs and opinions of the community.

The forum was attended by over 700 community members, over 500 people listened to the forum which was streamed live from the ABC Riverland website and over 150 text messages with questions for the panel was received.

The forum attracted a great deal of attention not only from Riverland Media but also National.

Going forward we hope to detail our project into a comprehensive report which will include data taken from Service Providers and attendees of the forum to gain a better understanding of what impact ICE is having on the Riverland community. We also hope that this report and the recorded footage once edited will be a valuable resource for other community searching for a guide or tool to use to help them find a way to tackle this growing National issue in their own community.

One of the SAPOL panel members ‘SAPOL Officer in charge of the Murray Mallee Local Service Area Superintendent - James Blandford’ SAPOL Officer in Charge of the Murray Mallee Local Service Area Superintendent - James Blandford very clearly stated that this issue cannot be solved by SAPOL but only by a whole of community approach. Going forward we hope to create a framework which supports this statement and aim to work in collaboration.


Project ICE Riverland Update - 4 September 2015

Project ICE Riverland (PIR) met with Senator Fiona Nash (Leading the National ICE Taskforce), Senator David Fawcett and Tony Pasin MP on Thursday 3 September at Renmark Paringa Council.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the recommendations made by the National ICE Taskforce in the Interim Report which aims to find a solution to the national ICE problem and for PIR to present recommendations which would suit the needs of those affected by drugs in the Riverland. Please read the below document for further details

Project ICE Riverland Update(174 kb)


If you would like information on what drug and alcohol services are available in the Riverland, please open this document Drug and Alcohol Services in the Riverland(380 kb)


If you would like more information on the Drug 'ICE' Please go to the Project ICE Mildura Website

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