The Bylaw proposed some public areas to be designated permanent alcohol free zones - these zones can be viewed on the maps in the list of information below.
There were two options proposed for a time ban of alcohol in public places. Either all public areas in Lower Hutt are alcohol free zones from 9pm to 5am; or all areas, except for Eastbourne and the Western Hills, are alcohol free zones from 9pm to 5am.
Evidence is important:
Evidence of incidents related to public drinking and possession of alcohol is essential for a robust bylaw. Without sufficient evidence an alcohol free zone cannot be put in place.
The public were asked to make a submission to provide any evidence. Evidence could be finding alcohol bottles in a public park, witnessing an incident in a public place involving alcohol, or hearing about an incident.
The public were asked to provide Council with the details such as a description of the incident itself and the time, date and location.
Information provided for making a submission:
Summary of Proposal (PDF 140 kb) – a general description of what is being proposed.
Statement of Proposal (SOP) (PDF 280 kb) – a detailed description of what is being proposed.
Proposed Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw 2016 (PDF 2Mb). Maps showing the areas proposed as alcohol free zones are attached.
Evidence gathered by Police and used to establish the proposed alcohol free zones
(PDF 2 Mb). Appendix 1 to the SOP.
Evidence gathered by Council and used to establish the proposed alcohol free zones
(PDF 1 Mb). Appendix 2 to the SOP.
Individual maps (also attached to the proposed Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw above)
Appendix 1 - Days Bay Beach (PDF 160 kb)
Appendix 2 - Norfolk St shopping area, Wainuiomata (PDF 170 kb)
Appendix 3 - Homedale Village shops, Wainuiomata (PDF 170 kb)
Appendix 4 - Queen Street shops and Hugh Sinclair Park, Wainuiomata (PDF 200 kb)
Appendix 5 - Stokes Valley Shopping Centre, Speldhurst Park, Delaney Park (PDF 190kb)
Appendix 6 - Petone (PDF 170 kb)
Appendix 7 - Central Business District (PDF 220 kb)
Appendix 8 - Taita shopping area (PDF 180 kb)
Appendix 9 - Naenae and Naenae Primary School (PDF 210 kb)
Appendix 10A - All public places (PDF 210 kb)
Appendix 10B - All public places excl. Eastbourne & Western Hills (PDF 190 kb)
Appendix 11 - Seaview and Gracefield (PDF 1 Mb)
This information can also be read at any Council library or at Council's building at 30 Laings Road.
Submissions closed at 4pm Friday 28 October 2016
The Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw was adopted by Council on 15 December 2016 and can be viewed under Bylaws here.
For more information contact:
Principal Policy Advisor
T: 04 570 6865