Stage 3

Investment $78.4 million

Victorian Budget 2017/18

Whole of Government – Ice Action Plan Initiative

Responding to unavoidable demand for alcohol and other drug services

Key components

$34.8 million for:

  • 30 new residential rehabilitation beds within existing services
  • additional counselling and treatment services for up to 3,800 parents a year to meet requirements of family reunification legislation
  • 960 extra treatment places for people with mandatory treatment conditions

Whole of Government – Ice Action Plan Initiative

Expanded treatment support for people at risk of overdose

Key components

$12.4 million to expand support services for people transitioning in and out of treatment services, a critical time when they are at higher risk of harm.

Whole of Government – Ice Action Plan Initiative

Mental health and alcohol and other drug facilities renewal

Key components

$10 million to improve selected mental health and alcohol and other drug facilities.

Whole of Government – Ice Action Plan Initiative

Regional drug residential rehabilitation services

Key components

$9.7 million to support land acquisition for three new residential rehabilitation facilities in the Gippsland, Hume and Barwon regions.

Whole of Government – Ice Action Plan Initiative

Earlier access to alcohol and other drug services

Key components

$6 million to expand existing phone-based and online support and advice services for people using alcohol and other drugs, as well as their families and others seeking information, advice, support and referral.

Whole of Government – Ice Action Plan Initiative

Strengthening alcohol and other drug treatment data systems

Key components

$4.1 million to upgrade the alcohol and other drug treatment data collection system, which will strengthen understanding of client pathways through alcohol and other drug treatment services.

Whole of Government – Ice Action Plan Initiative

Family Drug Treatment Court

Key components

$1.4 million to extend the trial of the Family Drug Treatment Court at Broadmeadows Children’s Court.