Alcohol Free Areas & Restrictions

Alcohol Free Areas

The Local Government Act, with some restrictions, allows councils, in consultation with the local Police, business, community organisations and residents to impose Alcohol Free Zones on public streets, and to prohibit the consumption of alcohol in parks. This can only happen by way of a Council resolution to that effect, followed by a period of public exhibition.

The Zones and the prohibited areas are established under Section 644, 644A, 644B and Section 632, respectively, of the Local Government Act 1993.Currently, Alcohol Free Zones (Streets) and Alcohol Prohibited Areas (Parks) allow for confiscation and disposal of alcohol, and a $200 fine if judged to be obstructing the Police.

The alcohol-free zones and alcohol prohibited areas are as follows :

  • Alcohol-free zone No.1 – Public Roads in the vicinity of the Lakes Hotel, Rosebery:

Established: 2004. Current Period: 2014-2018 (approved by the Council in May 2014).

  • Alcohol-free zone No.2 – Public Roads in the vicinity of the Captain Cook Hotel and the Waterworks Hotel, Botany

Established: 2005. Current Period: 2014-2018 (approved by the Council in May 2014).

  • Alcohol-free zone No.3 – Public Roads in the vicinity of the Newmarket Hotel, Rosebery

Established: 2010. Current Period: 2014-2018 (approved by the Council in May 2014).

  • Alcohol-free zone No.4 – Public Roads in the vicinity of Mascot Memorial Park, Mascot and an alcohol prohibited area affecting Mascot Memorial Park, Mascot
Established: 2013. Current Period: 2015-2019 (approved by Council in November 2014). Public Notification published in January 2015.
  • Alcohol-free zone No.5 – Public Roads adjacent to Lionel Bowen Park, Mascot and an alcohol prohibited area affecting Lionel Bowen Park, Mascot.

Established: 2013. Current Period: 2015-2019 (approved by Council in November 2014). Public Notification published in January 2015.

  • Alcohol-free zone No.6 – Public Roads adjacent to L’Estrange Park, Mascot and an alcohol prohibited area affecting L’Estrange Park, Mascot.

Established: 2013 (Initial period of 1 year). Proposal to renew for 4 years (considered by Council in November 2014). Public Notice of the Council's Resolution was given on 26 May 2015 and is attached. Explanatory notes of the alcohol free zone and alcohol prohibited area is attached. The Council, pursuant to resolution taken at its Ordinary Meeting held on 25 November 2015, agreed to re-establish the following Alcohol Prohibited Area and Alcohol-Free Zone for a period of 4 years.

  • Alcohol-free zone No.7 – Public Roads adjacent to Sir Joseph Banks Park, Botany and an alcohol prohibited area affecting Sir Joseph Banks Park, Botany.

Established: 2014. Current Period 2015-2016 (Initial Period of 1 year - approved by Council in November 2014).

  • Alcohol-Free Zone No. 8 for Public Roads in the vicinity of Mascot Railway Station and Alcohol Prohibited Area affecting both Station Square East and Station Square West

The Council, pursuant to resolution taken at its Ordinary Meeting held on 14 December 2016, has agreed to establish the following Alcohol Prohibited Area and Alcohol-Free Zone for a period of 4 years.

The Alcohol Prohibited Area will affect the following public reserves, which are in the vicinity of Mascot Railway Station:-

  • Station Square East, Bourke Street, Mascot; and
  • Station Square West, Bourke Street, Mascot

The Alcohol Prohibited Area will operate so as to restrict the consumption of alcohol and alcoholic products upon these public reserves.

The Alcohol-Free Zone will affect the following public roads, which are in the vicinity of Mascot Railway Station:-

  • Bourke Street, between Gardeners Road and O’Riordan Street;
  • Church Street, between Kent Road and O’Riordan Street;
  • Coward Street, between Kent Road and O’Riordan Street;
  • Gardeners Road, between Kent Road and O’Riordan Street; 
  • Haran Street, between Linear Park and O’Riordan Street;
  • John Street, between Bourke Street and O’Riordan Street; 
  • Kent Road, between Coward Street and Gardeners Road;
  • Laycock Walk, between Coward Street and John Street; and
  • O’Riordan Street, between Bourke Street and Gardeners Road.

The Alcohol-Free Zone will operate so as to restrict the consumption of alcohol and alcoholic products upon these public roads.

 

Liquor Accord

Liquor Accords in NSW are industry-based partnerships working in local communities to introduce practical solutions to liquor-related problems.

The Botany Bay Liquor Accord is an agreement between licensees, and is supported by Council, and the police of the Botany Bay Local Area Command covering the Botany Bay Local Government Area.

More information on Liquor Accords can be found on the NSW Government website - Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing.