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Mordialloc Alcohol-Free Zone to be extended to 24 hours

30 January 2020

Kingston Council will introduce a 24-hour alcohol-free zone in the Mordialloc foreshore area to ensure the popular precinct remains a safe environment for the whole community all year round.

The decision to extend the current alcohol-free ban follows a request from Victoria Police to consider a year-round 24-hour ban to assist officers in tackling an increase in alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in Mordialloc.

Kingston Council sought community feedback to the proposal before voting to approve the changes to the alcohol-free zone last night.

Currently there is a ban on drinking alcohol in the Mordialloc foreshore area from 9pm –7am, the changes will see that extended to a 24-hour ban and bring Mordialloc in line with Kingston’s other popular foreshore areas, Chelsea and Carrum.

Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said the alcohol-free zones are about supporting Victoria Police to ensure our popular public places can be enjoyed by all the community.

“We want to make sure that visitors to our beautiful foreshore areas including Mordialloc can enjoy themselves without having to experience alcohol-related anti-social behaviour,” Cr Oxley said.

Council hopes the amended hours will also help reduce alcohol-related littering in the foreshore area.

The Mordialloc alcohol-free zone was first declared in October 1999 between 1 October and 31 March for the hours of 9pm and 7am. This was amended in 2006 to make the zone operate all year round between 9pm and 7am and to include the area known as Pompei’s landing.

The new change is expected to take effect in early to mid-February 2020.

 

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