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09-05 Alcohol Free Zones - Update Of Ministerial Guidelines

Date: Thursday 5th February 2009
Category: Council Circular

As advised in Circular to Councils 08-76, in line with recent legislative changes brought about by the Liquor Legislation Amendment Act 2008, the Ministerial Guidelines on Alcohol-Free Zones have been updated. The Guidelines are issued under section 646(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 and must be followed by councils.

The updated Guidelines are now available on the Department’s website ( under ‘Publications’ and ‘Directory of Policy Advice for Councils’.

The Local Government Act provides the legislative powers for local councils to establish alcohol free zones in NSW to promote the safe use of roads, footpaths and public car parks without interference from anti-social behaviour caused by public drinkers. Read more...

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