Liquor ban area

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Liquor ban area

The purpose of having a liquor ban area is to help promote a safe environment by reducing harm and property damage that can be caused through the consumption of alcohol.

Banning liquor in public places is enforced through Council's Consolidated Bylaw (Chapter 4 - Liquor Ban in Public Places). The bylaw prohibits:

  • The consumption of alcohol in a public place
  • The bringing of alcohol into a public place
  • The possession of alcohol in a public place

Liquor ban area

Waimate has a liquor ban in the main CBD area of the town (see the map below). This is a permanent ban in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Drinking alcohol in a liquor ban area

If you drink in a public area in the liquor ban area, you can, on summary conviction, be fined up to $20,000.