Alcohol-free zones are re-established

Existing alcohol-free zones across the Peninsula have been re-established following the October 12 meeting of Central Coast Council.
No new locations or expansion of zones have been proposed.
Nine submissions were received after the proposal was placed on exhibition for public comment.
One submission raised concerns about restrictions on foreshore activities, according to a report by council staff.
Council staff responded: “Alcohol-free zones relate to footpaths, roads and public carparks only – any restrictions on the foreshore are signposted accordingly.”
The zones are aimed at reducing alcohol-related crime, violence and anti-social behaviour in areas that have been regularly reported and targeted, according to the report.
The report said that council staff consulted with NSW Police, Brisbane Water and Tuggerah Lakes Liquor Accord, and the NSW anti-discrimination board.
The report recommended that council establish the zones for a four-year period.
Alcohol-free zones in Empire Bay, Ettalong Beach, Patonga, Pearl Beach, Umina Beach and Woy Woy came into effect on October 12.

Central Coast Council agenda 3.3, 12 Oct 2020