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Declaration of Dry Zone – Millicent Swimming Lake

Declaration of Dry Zone – Millicent Swimming Lake

30 October 2014

The Millicent swimming lake has now been declared a Dry Zone. As a result, users of the lake are now prohibited from consuming or possessing alcohol at the lake and adjoining car parks.

The Millicent swimming lake has now been declared a Dry Zone.

As a result, users of the lake are now prohibited from consuming or possessing alcohol at the lake and adjoining car parks.

Formal advice to Council of the ban was timely with the official opening date of the Lake for the coming swim season being November 1st.

The Liquor Licensing Act 1997 provides for the prohibition, by regulation, of the consumption or possession of liquor in a specified public place, or a public place of a specified kind.  The objectives of the Act are to:

  • Curb alcohol related problems such as anti-social behaviour in public areas such as reserves, main shopping precincts, car parks and foreshores; and
  • Ensure that areas are preserved for family enjoyment and recreation, free from intimidation or disturbance from persons affected by alcohol

Council CEO Peter Harriott said the swimming lake is popular venue during the summer months and attracts thousands of locals and visitors, including many young families.

“Although the majority of users do act responsibly, the regulation of the new dry zone will allow the area to be enforced,” he said. “This should reduce the instances of antisocial behaviour and ensure that the area is enjoyed, providing a safe environment for all users.”

Any person who consumes or has possession of liquor in the licensed area is guilty of an offence, and carries a maximum penalty of $1,250. Offenders may be issued with an expiation notice of $160.

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