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28/08/2017 10:00 a.m.
Monday 28 August, 2017
licence holders in the district are being reminded to ensure they are complying
with the provisions of their licence, as the Ashburton District Council’s Local
Alcohol Policy (LAP) comes into force today.
sets out rules for the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol in the district,
and was adopted by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licencing Authority in April this
Environmental Services Group Manager Jane Donaldson says the LAP introduces a
number of changes to licencing conditions with the goal of improving community
safety in the Ashburton District.
has been working with licence holders to transition to the new policy. Letters
were sent to all licensees to ensure they were aware of any changes to the
conditions of their licence.
development of the LAP follows extensive consultation with the community and
key stakeholders. It has been designed to address our local requirements and
help minimise alcohol-related harm in the community.”
the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, territorial authorities can develop a
Local Alcohol Policy for their district. The policy can influence the location,
number and opening hours of on, off, club and special licences.
May this year, Council resolved for the LAP to come into effect on 28 August,
in accordance with legislative requirements.
the policy or for more information, visit the Council website.