Alcohol free zones and alcohol prohibited areas

Alcohol-free zones promote the use of roads, footpaths and carparks in safety without interference from irresponsible street drinkers. Alcohol-free zones are enforced by the NSW Police. Respect our community, don't drink or carry opened alcohol on the street, on footpaths and public carparks in our CBD's and signed parks.

Alcohol Free Zones - December 8, 2015 until December 8, 2018

The drinking of alcohol is prohibited in alcohol-free zones, (excluding areas leased by Council which are licensed for the sale of alcohol), established under Section 644 of the Local Government Act. Theses zones include public places that are public roads or Council controlled carparks (carparks on public land or Crown land). Private carparks (being on private land and not under the control of the council) are not be included.

Any person observed to be drinking in an Alcohol Free Zone may have the alcohol in their possession immediately seized and tipped out or otherwise disposed of.  If you refuse to hand over your alcohol you may be charged with obstruction, which carries a maximum penalty of $2,200.   The Alcohol Free Zones are in effect for 24 hours a day/7 days a week until December 8, 2018 and apply to most of the CBD’s in Grafton, South Grafton, Yamba, Maclean and Iluka.

The intention of an Alcohol Free Zone is to combat anti-social behaviour and to address community concern for specific locations. The establishment of alcohol prohibited areas and ongoing review of alcohol-free zones is one of the actions of Council's Crime Prevention Plan.

North Grafton All public streets (excluding areas leased/approved by Council which are licensed for the sale of alcohol), and Council controlled car parks within the Central Business District, bounded by Victoria Street between Queen and Villiers streets, Villiers Street, between Victoria and Dobie streets, Dobie Streets between Villiers and Prince streets, then from Dobie/Prince streets to Oliver Street, then along Oliver Street to Queen Street returning along Queen Street to the River and the Clarence River. 
Grafton Jockey Club All public streets bounded by Turf and Powell streets immediately adjacent the Grafton race course during the days of the Grafton and Ramornie Cup.
South Grafton All public streets (excluding areas leased/approved by Council which are licensed for the sale of alcohol), and Council controlled car parks within the Central Business District, bounded by corner of Cowan/Ryan to the corner of Bent Street back up to Spring Street, then to Crisp Street, then along Through Street to Cowan Street and the Clarence River.
Yamba All public streets (excluding areas leased/approved by Council which are licensed for the sale of alcohol) and Council controlled carparks within the Central Business District bounded by corner of Beach/River Street to Clarence Street, including Pilot Street returning along Wooli Street to Clarence Street, along Harbour Street, and then to River Street including Wooli Street, Coldstream, Little High, High Street and Convent Lane.
Maclean All public streets (excluding areas leased/approved by Council which are licensed for the sale of alcohol) and Council controlled carparks within the Central Business District bounded by River Streets to Dwarts Lane, Dwarts Lane to Maclachlan Street, McLachlan Street to Alexander Street then on to Stanley Street, Stanley street to River Street and Back to Dwarts Lane.  Includes McNaughton Place and to the rear of the Court House and up to and including the Council controlled carpark. 
Maclean
Hillcrest area
The Hillcrest area in Maclean to include Hillcrest Road, any Council controlled carparks and adjacent public roads known as Annies Place, Nungera Way and Jubilee Way.
Iluka All public streets (excluding areas leased/approved by Council which are licensed for the sale of alcohol) and Council controlled carparks within the Central Business District bounded by corner of Crown/Charles Street to Riverview to Crown Streets, Queen Lane from Young to Crown Streets, Queen Street from Young to Crown Street, Young Street from Queen Street to Spenser Street, Queen Lane from Young to Crown streets, and foreshore land.

Alcohol Prohibited Areas

The drinking of alcohol in the following parks and reserves is prohibited at those times indicated. These alcohol prohibitions are to promote the safe use of these parks and reserves without harassment and interference from irresponsible drinkers.

Alcohol prohibited areas are enforced by the police.  Any person observed to be drinking in an Alcohol Prohibited Area may have the alcohol in their possession immediately seized and tipped out or otherwise disposed of.  If you refuse to hand over your alcohol you may be charged with obstruction, which carries a maximum penalty of $2,200 or fined under the Local Government Act.  Enforcement of AFZ's and APAs is now consistent, and any person observed to be drinking may have the alcohol in their possession immediately seized and tipped out or otherwise disposed of.

Park or Reserve Times

Grafton  
Memorial Park Grafton 7.00 pm until 7.00 am
Market Square Grafton All hours (24/7)
Corcoran Park Grafton 9.00 pm until 9.00 am
See Park Grafton 9.00 pm until 9.00 am
Fisher Park Grafton 11.00 pm until 9.00 am
Jacaranda Park Grafton 9.00 pm until 9.00 am
South Grafton  
Lane Boulevard South Grafton All hours (24/7)
Bus Interchange and Silver Jubilee Park South Grafton All hours (24/7)
Alex Bell Reserve South Grafton 9.00 pm until 9.00 am
Bob Liddiard Park South Grafton All hours (24/7)
Cedar Park South Grafton All hours (24/7)
Yamba  
Pilot Hill Lighthouse Reserve Yamba 9.00 pm until 9.00 am
Hakea Park Yamba All hours (24/7)
Heron Park, Yamba All hours (24/7)
Lions Park, Yamba All hours (24/7)
Flinders Park, Yamba All hours (24/7)
Maclean  
McLachlan Park, Maclean All hours (24/7)
Cameron Park Maclean All hours (24/7)
Iluka  
Iluka Foreshore All hours (24/7)

 

 

 

 

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