What’s happening near me?

If you are in NSW, the best way to find out what’s happening in your area is to contact your local Community Drug Action Team (CDAT).

Each CDAT is led by a regional Senior Community Development Officer (SCDO) who will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.

To use the map, just zoom in and click a highlighted region for more information. To view the regions in a list, click the left-hand side top icon. Regions can be un-selected by clicking the red checkbox to simplify viewing both the list and map. Included on this map are CDAT regions, LGA borders, Local Health District borders and AH&MRC member organisations. Click the right-hand side top icon for a larger view of the map.


CDAT Locations

North Sydney & Central Coast Region

SCDO: Fiona Morrison


Fiona is the contact for CDATs in the North Sydney, Central Coast and Newcastle regions.

Phone (02) 8923 0007

Mobile 0451 145 262

Inner Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains Region

SCDO: Pete Whitecross


Pete has worked in the alcohol and other drug field both as a counsellor and in prevention.

With more than 30 years in health promotion and community participation, he is committed to working with communities to enable them to generate local solutions to social problems.

Phone (02) 8923 0006

Mobile 0425 322 223

Hunter New England Region

SCDO: Helena Hodgson


Helena has been involved with the CDAT program since it began over 15 years ago.

She has worked with CDATs as both a member and project officer where she’s been involved with a range of innovative alcohol and drug prevention and harm minimisation activities.

Mobile 0499 440 221

Southern NSW Region

SCDO: Amy Ehsman


Amy has worked in community development across Australia and Cambodia. Amy is an enthusiast for community grass roots projects and has been involved with a wide range of health issues and promotion.

Mobile 0481 311 001

Western NSW Region

SCDO: Amanda Kelly


Amanda is a former Detective in the New South Wales Police Force. Whilst the Alcohol and Drug Foundation takes a very different approach from that of law enforcement, Amanda is keen to tackle alcohol and drug issues from a prevention and harm minimisation perspective in her role.

Mobile 0413 922 420

Northern NSW

SCDO: Denni Scott Davis


Denni has practised community cultural development for 17 years at both the strategic and grassroots level.

Denni has unique experience and in-depth knowledge of regional, rural and remote NSW, and broader experience across Australia’s many diverse communities as well as Cambodia.

Mobile 0438 880 355