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    PROPOSAL TO PROHIBIT
 CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL AT
 THE E.T. LAMB MEMORIAL OVAL
                              AUGUST 29, 2008
Alcohol free zones established by Council have now been operating in Broken Hill since
2002. Prior to that time, Council had expressly forbidden the consumption of alcohol in Sturt
Park for many years and more recently, introduced the same ban in Patton Park.

Alcohol free zones are established with Police consultation and are aimed at assisting
community security and safety by preventing irresponsible consumption of alcohol in public
places.

Following a request from the Broken Hill Police and consultation with the public and the two
relevant Committees established by Council under the Local Government Act, 1993; Council
on July 30, 2008 introduced a ban on the consumption of alcohol in the Norm Fox
Sportsground and the Queen Elizabeth Park. Council now proposes to introduce a like ban at
the E.T. Lamb Memorial Oval.
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The Proposal
Section 632 of the Local Government Act, 1993 provides Councils with the power to prevent
the doing of a particular thing in a public place. Council has advised the public by
signposting in Sturt Park for many years that intoxicating liquor shall not be brought into or
consumed within the reserve (Sturt Park). Council introduced the same restriction at Patton
Park in 2005 and at the Norm Fox Sportsground and Queen Elizabeth Park in 2008.


Council has prepared this proposal following a request from its E.T. Lamb Memorial Oval
Management Committee established under Section 355 of the Local Government Act, 1993
(copy attached). Council sought comment from the Broken Hill Police and received a
positive response (copy attached).


Suspension of Prohibition for Short Periods
Council may suspend the prohibition at its discretion for short periods (e.g. 10:00 a.m. to
10:00 p.m.) during special events. Notification of any such suspension of the prohibition will
be published in the local newspapers.


Council is now seeking written public comment on the proposal until close of business on
Friday, October 3, 2008.


Establishment of Prohibition Zones
Council will consider this proposal at its Ordinary Meeting on October 30, 2008. The
proposal to establish an Alcohol Free Zone will be the subject of a separate report to Council.
The public are welcome to attend Council meetings and the order of business at the ordinary
monthly meeting includes sessions for public comment on any issue affecting Council or its
operations.




FRANK ZAKNICH
GENERAL MANAGER                               August 29, 2008

								
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