Liquor Ban Bylaw

Bylaws are rules made by Council under the Local Government Act 2002 (the “Act”). They are created for the purpose of:

  • Protecting the public from nuisance;
  • Protecting, promoting, and maintaining public health and safety; and
  • Minimising the potential for offensive behaviour in public places.

Bylaws are also made to regulate activities such as solid waste and to manage, regulate and protect Council infrastructure from damage, misuse or loss, including the public water supply network and cemeteries.

We review our bylaws every few years to ensure they remain current and fit for purpose.

Before we prepare a first draft we're keen

Bylaws are rules made by Council under the Local Government Act 2002 (the “Act”). They are created for the purpose of:

  • Protecting the public from nuisance;
  • Protecting, promoting, and maintaining public health and safety; and
  • Minimising the potential for offensive behaviour in public places.

Bylaws are also made to regulate activities such as solid waste and to manage, regulate and protect Council infrastructure from damage, misuse or loss, including the public water supply network and cemeteries.

We review our bylaws every few years to ensure they remain current and fit for purpose.

Before we prepare a first draft we're keen to hear your thoughts on how the current bylaw could be improved. What's working well, what isn't working well, and is there anything else you think we should consider?

The Market Place Liquor Ban Bylaw was adopted on the 9 December 2014. The Bylaw provides for a liquor free area around Market Place in Twizel and aims to improve public wellbeing by discouraging the negative behaviour associated with liquor consumption.

You'll find a copy of the existing bylaw in the document section, and you can click below to take the brief survey.

Thanks for taking the time to help us - your input is valuable and helps us deliver better outcomes for our communities.