Proposal to amend the Alcohol Control Bylaw 2018

Council is proposing changes to the Alcohol Control Bylaw to make it easier to understand and use. The proposed changes will not affect the main aspects or implementation of the Bylaw, and we are not making any changes to the current public places that have alcohol-restrictions.

Proposed changes

Council is not proposing any substantive changes to the Bylaw. The table below provides a summary overview of the proposed changes. 

Current bylaw

Proposed amendments

New definition inserted for ‘restricted place’ to assist understanding.
Relocate Clause 9(1) in its entirety 

Moved to Clause 7.2 position.
Relocate Clause 9(2) in its entirety 

Move to clause 8.2 position.

Relocate Clause 9(c) in its entirety 

Moved and duplicated in clauses 7.2(iii) and 8.2(iii).

Clause 12

Reformatted to become Clause 11.
  Insert Part F – Savings and Transitional Provisions with 2 new clauses.
  Updated legislation references, aligned statutory definitions, updated internal clause references.

  Grammar, plain English scan, and formatting changes including transferring to the Council Bylaw template for Council documentation consistency purposes.

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Submissions have closed.

Key dates

  • Submissions opened: Monday 6 May 2024
  • Submissions closed: 5pm, Thursday 6 June 2024
  • Chats with a councillor: week beginning 27 May
  • Deliberations: 25 June 2024
  • Decision of Council: 31 July 2024

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