Proposed 24/7 Dry Area in all Adelaide Park Lands

Published 17:08 - 13/01/2020 Updated 15:04 - 13/11/2020

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Have your say on the City of Adelaide's proposal to designate all the Adelaide Park Lands as a 24/7 dry area.

Update: 13 November 2020

In March, 2020, The City of Adelaide applied for a 24/7 Dry Area across all Park Lands, after a decision of Council on December 2019. The application included a detailed community consultation that was conducted over January and February 2020. On Thursday 17 September 2020, the City of Adelaide was informed by Consumer and Business Services that the application for a 24/7 Dry Area in all Park Lands was declined.

The City of Adelaide will continue to work closely with police, social services and local neighbourhoods as required to address incidences of alcohol related anti-social behaviour. Coordinated responses are developed taking into account public safety and amenity, support needs of vulnerable groups and impacts on the local community.

The current Park Lands Dry Area arrangements, which include all Park Lands from 8pm-11am and 24/7 in Park 20 (Kurangga) and 21 (Walyu Yarta), are in place until September 2021. These will be reviewed by Consumer and Business Services closer to the expiry date.

Background

For several months the City of Adelaide has been working with SA Police and other State Government agencies, social services and the community to address ongoing concerns of excessive alcohol consumption and anti-social behaviour in the South Park Lands. This resulted in Council passing a resolution to apply to the State Government for a 24 hour, seven days a week dry area in all the Adelaide Park Lands, with immediate implementation in the southern Park Lands from Victoria Park/ Pakapakanthi (Park 16) to Golden Wattle Park/ Mirnu Wirra (Park 21 West) to try and address alcohol-fuelled, anti-social behaviour in these parks

The State Government has enacted a trial 24/7 Dry Area in Kurangga (Park 20) and Veale Gardens/ Walya Yarta (Park 21) for three months from 20 December 2019. Consumption of alcohol in these two parks is now prohibited at all times.

Existing dry area restrictions across the city remain in place. City streets and squares are a dry area at all times and all Park Lands (aside from Parks 20 and 21) are a dry area daily from 8pm to 11am.

In order to consider a 24 hour, seven days a week dry area in all the Adelaide Park Lands the State Government requires the City of Adelaide to demonstrate community support for this proposal through broad community consultation.

The City of Adelaide would like to hear your views on this proposal. The outcome of this consultation will be provided to the State Government to assist its decision making.

Please click here to view a map of the Adelaide Park Lands. All proposed dry zone areas are in green.


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Have your say on the City of Adelaide's proposal to designate all the Adelaide Park Lands as a 24/7 dry area.

Update: 13 November 2020

In March, 2020, The City of Adelaide applied for a 24/7 Dry Area across all Park Lands, after a decision of Council on December 2019. The application included a detailed community consultation that was conducted over January and February 2020. On Thursday 17 September 2020, the City of Adelaide was informed by Consumer and Business Services that the application for a 24/7 Dry Area in all Park Lands was declined.

The City of Adelaide will continue to work closely with police, social services and local neighbourhoods as required to address incidences of alcohol related anti-social behaviour. Coordinated responses are developed taking into account public safety and amenity, support needs of vulnerable groups and impacts on the local community.

The current Park Lands Dry Area arrangements, which include all Park Lands from 8pm-11am and 24/7 in Park 20 (Kurangga) and 21 (Walyu Yarta), are in place until September 2021. These will be reviewed by Consumer and Business Services closer to the expiry date.

Background

For several months the City of Adelaide has been working with SA Police and other State Government agencies, social services and the community to address ongoing concerns of excessive alcohol consumption and anti-social behaviour in the South Park Lands. This resulted in Council passing a resolution to apply to the State Government for a 24 hour, seven days a week dry area in all the Adelaide Park Lands, with immediate implementation in the southern Park Lands from Victoria Park/ Pakapakanthi (Park 16) to Golden Wattle Park/ Mirnu Wirra (Park 21 West) to try and address alcohol-fuelled, anti-social behaviour in these parks

The State Government has enacted a trial 24/7 Dry Area in Kurangga (Park 20) and Veale Gardens/ Walya Yarta (Park 21) for three months from 20 December 2019. Consumption of alcohol in these two parks is now prohibited at all times.

Existing dry area restrictions across the city remain in place. City streets and squares are a dry area at all times and all Park Lands (aside from Parks 20 and 21) are a dry area daily from 8pm to 11am.

In order to consider a 24 hour, seven days a week dry area in all the Adelaide Park Lands the State Government requires the City of Adelaide to demonstrate community support for this proposal through broad community consultation.

The City of Adelaide would like to hear your views on this proposal. The outcome of this consultation will be provided to the State Government to assist its decision making.

Please click here to view a map of the Adelaide Park Lands. All proposed dry zone areas are in green.


Project Information
Read the Engagement Pack
Complete the Survey
View the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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