stage 1 - Consultation

Our first consultation sought feedback on the impacts of the proposed Dry Area trial and on possible ways to manage the impacts should it go ahead.

Council amended it's original application to the State Government and instead applied for a time based trial (8pm - 11am) dry zone in the entire Park Lands.Your feedback was used to help us finalised the application and provided practical ways these impacts could be managed. The consultation period commenced between Friday 3 October 2014 and Thursday 9 October 2014. Further background information can read in Consultation Pack here.

46 responses were received and focused on a number of impacts that can be classified as broadly ‘negative’ or ‘positive’. There is a roughly even split between the number of respondents that cited a positive impact from the proposed trial and those that cited a negative impact.

The negative impacts related to:
  • Picnics/BBQs/Wedding parties/Club activities.
  • Displacement to other areas.
  • The Dry Area as an ineffective response.
The ‘positive’ impacts related to:
  • Safety.
  • Reduces antisocial activities.
  • Cleaner Park Lands.
Read the full Summary of Feedback here.
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Consultation has concluded

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