Consultation has concluded

Your Say on our Five Coastal Dry Zones

The City of Charles Sturt currently has 5 Coastal Dry Zones in place (refer map in Document Library) which are in effect 24 hours a day all year round. Since their initial implementation in 2003 we have seen reduced incidents involving alcohol consumption particularly around the Henley Square area.

With our current regulation due to expire on 1 July 2018 Council is proposing to apply for renewal of these Dry Zones for a further 5 years until 2023.

Dry Zone Legislation

Section 131 of the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 provides for the prohibition, by notice in the Government Gazette of the consumption or possession of liquor in a specified public place, or a public place of a specified kind. The prohibition may be absolute or conditional and may operate continuously or at specified times

The purpose of the dry area legislation is to curb alcohol related problems such as anti-social behaviour in public areas such as reserves, main shopping precincts, car parks and foreshores.

Dry area notices ensure that areas are preserved for family enjoyment and recreation, free from intimidation or disturbance from persons affected by alcohol.

All applications for a dry area are made by local councils to Consumer and Business Services. Councils applying for a dry area are required to submit a detailed description and plan of the proposed area as per the dry area guidelines and we would also provide your feedback as part of our application.

We Invite Your Feedback

We invite you to provide feedback on whether or not the five existing Dry Zones along our coast should remain.

We have developed a range of ways you can have a say. You can:

  • Complete a short survey
  • Ask staff a question

Submissions by post are also welcomed. Please direct mail to:

  • Jennie Taylor, Project Officer, Public Health and Safety, City of Charles Sturt, PO Box 1, Woodville, 5011.

Consultation closed 5.00pm on Monday 30 April 2018.