Booze ban around the clock

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A 24 HOUR alcohol free zone is set to be implemented on the Mordialloc foreshore.

A ban on drinking alcohol on the foreshore is currently in place from 9pm – 7am. Kingston Council has approved a change which will see that period extended to 24 hours.

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.”

“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,” she said.

“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.

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

Foreshore areas in Chelsea and Carrum are also subject to 24-hour booze bans. The change is due to be implemented in mid-February.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone New – 12 February 2020

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