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New Community Action Plan tool to tackle fines debt

28 May 2021

The NSW Government has launched a new Community Action Plan to reduce the impact of fines debt and ensure that vulnerable youth and First Nation’s people are not unfairly impacted by the fines system.

This Community Action Plan is a tool used to design a coordinated approach to reducing fines debt and tackling fines debt in your community. It is available for any community organisation or individual to download and use.

Who can use this tool:

  • Community services
  • Local organisations including councils and NGOs
  • Outreach officers
  • Any other local leader or group wanting to coordinate an approach to tackling fines debt and reducing fines in their community.

Who it’s for:

  • NSW communities.
  • First Nation's communities and services.
  • Community organisations

For more information and to request specific data about your community to inform the development of your plan contact

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Download the Community Action Plan PDF, 3043.74 KB.