Alcohol (Liquor) Bylaw Review

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Submissions closed at 5pm on Friday 22 July 2022.

We’re reviewing our current Alcohol (Liquor) Bylaw 2015 and seeking your feedback on a proposed Alcohol Control Bylaw.

Drinking alcohol in public places can lead to increased crime and safety concerns, including noise, litter, graffiti, public urination, vandalism, theft, intimidation, violence or reckless use of vehicles.

An Alcohol Bylaw can be used by Council to establish alcohol bans (alcohol control areas) which help Council and local Police to enhance the safety and enjoyment of public places in specific areas, reducing the incidence of alcohol-related offences.

Our proposal

We’re proposing to adopt a new Alcohol Control Bylaw which keeps most of the current Alcohol (Liquor) Bylaw 2015, but includes the following proposed changes:

  • minor amendments to help make the information provided easier to understand and follow;
  • an extension to the Alcohol Ban area in Levin to include along Oxford Street, Levin extending to Ward Street and Rina Streets, including Ward Street and Rina Street;
  • the addition of the Foxton Riverloop Reserve into the Alcohol Ban area for Foxton;
  • enables Council to declare temporary alcohol control areas for a specified event or period of time;
  • add additional signage or maintain existing signage, to indicate either the existence or boundaries of alcohol ban areas; and
  • any changes relating to offences and penalties.

Find out more

Download and read our Statement of Proposal – Review of Alcohol (Liquor) Bylaw, which includes the proposed bylaw.

Submissions closed

Submissions closed at 5pm on Friday 22 July 2022.

Note: Comments provided in the Guestbook and Ideas will be not be considered as a formal submission but will be taken into consideration when finalising the proposal for Council to adopt.

Submitters should:

  • advise if they wish to be heard at the Hearings Committee Meeting, to be scheduled after consultation closes; and
  • be advised that all submissions will be made available to the public, in line with Local Government legislation.


We’re reviewing our current Alcohol (Liquor) Bylaw 2015 and seeking your feedback on a proposed Alcohol Control Bylaw.

Drinking alcohol in public places can lead to increased crime and safety concerns, including noise, litter, graffiti, public urination, vandalism, theft, intimidation, violence or reckless use of vehicles.

An Alcohol Bylaw can be used by Council to establish alcohol bans (alcohol control areas) which help Council and local Police to enhance the safety and enjoyment of public places in specific areas, reducing the incidence of alcohol-related offences.

Our proposal

We’re proposing to adopt a new Alcohol Control Bylaw which keeps most of the current Alcohol (Liquor) Bylaw 2015, but includes the following proposed changes:

  • minor amendments to help make the information provided easier to understand and follow;
  • an extension to the Alcohol Ban area in Levin to include along Oxford Street, Levin extending to Ward Street and Rina Streets, including Ward Street and Rina Street;
  • the addition of the Foxton Riverloop Reserve into the Alcohol Ban area for Foxton;
  • enables Council to declare temporary alcohol control areas for a specified event or period of time;
  • add additional signage or maintain existing signage, to indicate either the existence or boundaries of alcohol ban areas; and
  • any changes relating to offences and penalties.

Find out more

Download and read our Statement of Proposal – Review of Alcohol (Liquor) Bylaw, which includes the proposed bylaw.

Submissions closed

Submissions closed at 5pm on Friday 22 July 2022.

Note: Comments provided in the Guestbook and Ideas will be not be considered as a formal submission but will be taken into consideration when finalising the proposal for Council to adopt.

Submitters should:

  • advise if they wish to be heard at the Hearings Committee Meeting, to be scheduled after consultation closes; and
  • be advised that all submissions will be made available to the public, in line with Local Government legislation.


Proposed addition of Foxton Riverloop Reserve to the Foxton Alcohol Ban area

Tell us your thoughts on the addition of the Foxton Riverloop Reserve to the Alcohol Ban area for Foxton.

Note: Comments provided in the Guestbook will be not be considered as a formal submission but will be taken into consideration when finalising the proposal for Council to adopt.

CLOSED: Submissions and feedback on the Alcohol (Liquor) Bylaw Review closed at 5pm on Friday 22 July 2022.

yes

stu about 1 month ago

No alcohol ban
Why punish everybody because of the actions of the few.
Let the Police deal with any disorderly behavior with their current powers and allow others to enjoy a legal product at picnics and bbq's.

sharktooth about 1 month ago

Don't see a need for an alcohol ban if Council have the ability to declare certain events alcohol free. Picnics for grown ups enjoy a glass of wine with picnic or bbq. If there are trouble makers then police can handle under disorderly conduct. Stop the blanket banning of everything.

sharktooth about 1 month ago