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Alcohol free zones to continue

Alcohol free zones to continue

At its meeting of 26 July 2017, Armidale Regional Council resolved to continue the current Alcohol Free Zones within Armidale for a period of four years in accordance with Part 4 of Chapter 16 of the Local Government Act 1993.

Details were announced on 2 August 2017 in a public notice under 644B of the Act, which covers roads and specific public carparks, and will take effect from 10 August 2017.

The continued establishment of the zones is subject to public notice and signposting. 

The Police Local Area Commander and the officer-in-charge of the local Police station have been notified to enable effective enforcement by NSW Police.

The local Liquor Accord, existing liquor licensees/club secretaries in the relevant areas, as well as the local Aboriginal Land Council, Community Drug Action Team and Community Safety and Gayinyaga Committees have also been notified of Council’s decision.

Council’s Team Leader Rangers Janine Carson said that the Alcohol Free Zones remain unchanged from those put in place in 2013.

“There are two exceptions,” Ms Carson. “The current zones reflect items previously adopted by Council that allow for a suspension of the alcohol free zones within the Armidale Mall for wine or liquor tasting as part of marketing purposes within Markets in the Mall and for the purposes of the NSW Small Business Commissioner’s Outdoor Dining Trial.”

For details and a full list of alcohol free zones in the Armidale Region, please go to www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au/living-here/your-neighbourhood/alcohol-free-zones

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