Tasman liquor bylaw recast
Tasman's proposed extended liquor bans cover private property, including Richmond Park, and large areas around many of the district's towns.
Tasman District councillors attending yesterday's environment and planning committee meeting put the reviewed Control of Liquor in Public Places bylaw out for consultation.
Environmental Health co-ordinator Graham Caradus told the meeting the current liquor ban areas had been extended after discussion with landowners and police.
The greatest changes in the redrawn liquor ban maps are in Richmond where a 7pm to 7am liquor ban has been extended to include Richmond Park, the Harness Club grounds, two schools, Oakwoods and Club Waimea and Aniseed Valley Rd, and Motueka where the CBD and some extended areas have been included in a 24-hour ban.
In Kaiteriteri, the 4pm start to the liquor ban has been extended from December 1 to March 1. The ban would include the Kaiteriteri Motorcamp but not affect campers drinking within their camp sites.
Mr Caradus said the extensions were made with the agreement of landowners and after consultation with police.
At present, the liquor ban can be enforced on council-controlled land.
Police would be able to enforce the ban on designated publicly used private land after the impending enactment of the Sale and Supply of Liquor Act, he said.
In his report to the council, Mr Caradus said the most significant impact of the extended bans on the council would be the cost of erecting signage.
For example, both Richmond and Motueka would have 24-hour and 12-hour liquor ban zones which would require two lots of signage. Mr Caradus estimated the cost of signage would be around $10,000.
General changes to the existing bylaw relate to Brightwater, Collingwood, Kaiteriteri, Mapua, Motueka, Murchison, Pohara, Richmond, Riwaka, Takaka, Tapawera and Wakefield and their surrounding areas.
The proposed bylaw can be viewed at council offices and libraries. Submissions to the proposed bylaw will open on August 20 and be heard by the council's environment and planning committee in early October.
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