Extension of Alcohol Free Zone - Port Macquarie CBD

Port Macquarie Hastings Council has a role in addressing community issues regarding alcohol consumption. It follows a Council resolution in December 2007 to establish an Alcohol-Free Zone within the Central Business District (CBD) and a further request in 2014 to undertake a review and the extension of alcohol free zones.

The Alcohol-Free Zone expired in December 2018. Council is seeking to re-establish an Alcohol-Free Zone for a further four years (from October 2019 to October 2023) in line with current standards and guidelines.

The objectives of the Alcohol Free Zone are to:

  • Create a safe enjoyable evening environment;
  • Create a diverse night economy not reliant on licensed premises trading;
  • Ensure the Local Government Area entertainment areas are safe and inviting;
  • Reduce alcohol related violence;
  • Reduce the level of malicious damage;
  • Reduce the level of disorderly conduct;
  • Advocate for licensed premises ongoing compliance with Responsible Service of Alcohol obligations; and
  • Maintain public perception of a safe regional city.

The zone boundaries are defined in the AFZ Map and are:

  • East from Buller Street Bridge to Murray Street (including Short, Horton and Hay Streets and Keena, Barracks and Phillips Lane).
  • North from the top end of Gordon Street through to Sunset Parade (including Clarence, William and Hayward Streets).


HAVE YOUR SAY

What do you think about re-establishing the AFZ for another 4 years?

You can have your say by having a look at the AFZ Map and making a submission using the form below.

You can also send an email or post your response to:

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Post: The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Submissions will be accepted until Monday 2 September.


Port Macquarie Hastings Council has a role in addressing community issues regarding alcohol consumption. It follows a Council resolution in December 2007 to establish an Alcohol-Free Zone within the Central Business District (CBD) and a further request in 2014 to undertake a review and the extension of alcohol free zones.

The Alcohol-Free Zone expired in December 2018. Council is seeking to re-establish an Alcohol-Free Zone for a further four years (from October 2019 to October 2023) in line with current standards and guidelines.

The objectives of the Alcohol Free Zone are to:

  • Create a safe enjoyable evening environment;
  • Create a diverse night economy not reliant on licensed premises trading;
  • Ensure the Local Government Area entertainment areas are safe and inviting;
  • Reduce alcohol related violence;
  • Reduce the level of malicious damage;
  • Reduce the level of disorderly conduct;
  • Advocate for licensed premises ongoing compliance with Responsible Service of Alcohol obligations; and
  • Maintain public perception of a safe regional city.

The zone boundaries are defined in the AFZ Map and are:

  • East from Buller Street Bridge to Murray Street (including Short, Horton and Hay Streets and Keena, Barracks and Phillips Lane).
  • North from the top end of Gordon Street through to Sunset Parade (including Clarence, William and Hayward Streets).


HAVE YOUR SAY

What do you think about re-establishing the AFZ for another 4 years?

You can have your say by having a look at the AFZ Map and making a submission using the form below.

You can also send an email or post your response to:

Email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Post: The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Submissions will be accepted until Monday 2 September.


  • Any person may make a written submission to Council up until the end of the exhibition period. Submissions close 2 September 2019.

    Please note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public in their entirety subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. 

    Requests to suppress specific information are necessary otherwise comments as they are received, may form part of Council reports or be provided in full to anyone requesting a copy.

    Any person may make a written submission to Council up until the end of the exhibition period. Submissions close 2 September 2019.

    Please note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public in their entirety subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. 

    Requests to suppress specific information are necessary otherwise comments as they are received, may form part of Council reports or be provided in full to anyone requesting a copy.

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