Review of alcohol restrictions (former Ashfield LGA only)


Background

Alcohol-Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas are required by the NSW Police to help manage irresponsible alcohol consumption and public safety. The Ashfield Local Area Command has identified several locations to be established as Alcohol-Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas within the former Ashfield LGA.

Alcohol restrictions aim to prevent anti-social behaviour by prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in public spaces.

  • Alcohol-Free Zones - apply to streets.
  • Alcohol Prohibited Areas - apply to parks and other public spaces.
People found drinking in an Alcohol-Free Zone or Alcohol Prohibited Area can have their alcohol confiscated by police. Fines can be

Background

Alcohol-Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas are required by the NSW Police to help manage irresponsible alcohol consumption and public safety. The Ashfield Local Area Command has identified several locations to be established as Alcohol-Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas within the former Ashfield LGA.

Alcohol restrictions aim to prevent anti-social behaviour by prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in public spaces.

  • Alcohol-Free Zones - apply to streets.
  • Alcohol Prohibited Areas - apply to parks and other public spaces.

People found drinking in an Alcohol-Free Zone or Alcohol Prohibited Area can have their alcohol confiscated by police. Fines can be enforced by police for non-compliance or obstruction.

Proposed locations

Alcohol-Free Zones - 4 years duration, 24 hours, 7 days per week:

  • Chessell Lane, Ashfield
  • Fox’s Lane, Ashfield
  • Hercules Street, Ashfield
  • Summer Hill Car Park
  • Summer Hill Fountain
  • The Esplanade, Ashfield
  • Directly outside the Exodus Foundation on Liverpool Road, Ashfield
  • Directly outside the Catholic Club on Station Street, Ashfield (including from the intersection of Elizabeth and Charlotte Streets)
See a map of proposed alcohol-free zones in Ashfield and Summer Hill.

Alcohol Prohibited Areas - 4 years duration:

  • Bill Peters Reserve - 24 hours, 7 days per week
  • Darrell Jackson Park - 24 hours, 7 days per week
  • Allman Park - 6pm to 6am
  • Ashfield Park - 6pm to 6am
  • Centenary Park - 6pm to 6am
  • Hammond Park - 6pm to 6am
  • Pratten Park - 6pm to 6am
  • Yeo Park - 6pm to 6am

Have your say

You are invited to give us feedback on this proposal using the form below. Read the community consultation paper for more information. The last day to give feedback is Friday 23 September 2016.

What happens next?

All feedback will be collated and considered by the Interim General Manager before the restrictions are finalised.

Further information

If you need any further information, please contact Lynne Greenwood, Leasing Officer, on 9716 1907 or by email.


  • Council approves proposal to establish Alcohol-Free Zones

    almost 3 years ago

    Council considered a report about the proposal to introduce Alcohol-Free Zones at a meeting on 25 October 2016. Council determined to:

    1. Establish Alcohol Free Zones for a four year period, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:

    • Chessell Lane, Ashfield
    • Fox's Lane, Ashfield
    • Hercules Street, Ashfield
    • Summer Hill Car Park
    • The Esplanade, Ashfield
    • Directly outside the Exodus Foundation on Liverpool Road, Ashfield, and
    • Directly outside the Catholic Club on Station Street, Ashfield

    2. Establish Alcohol Prohibited areas for a four year period, operating from 9pm to 7am, 7...

    Council considered a report about the proposal to introduce Alcohol-Free Zones at a meeting on 25 October 2016. Council determined to:

    1. Establish Alcohol Free Zones for a four year period, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:

    • Chessell Lane, Ashfield
    • Fox's Lane, Ashfield
    • Hercules Street, Ashfield
    • Summer Hill Car Park
    • The Esplanade, Ashfield
    • Directly outside the Exodus Foundation on Liverpool Road, Ashfield, and
    • Directly outside the Catholic Club on Station Street, Ashfield

    2. Establish Alcohol Prohibited areas for a four year period, operating from 9pm to 7am, 7 days a week at:
    • Bill Peters Reserve
    • Darrell Jackson Park
    • Allman Park
    • Ashfield Park
    • Centenary Park
    • Hammond Park
    • Pratten Park, and
    • Yeo Park


    3. Establish an Alcohol-Free Zone for a four year period, operating from 9pm to 7am, 7 days a week at Summer Hill Fountain.

    4. Conduct a review after 12 months.

    Read the report