Lake Inverell

Alcohol Free Zones

Like all councils in NSW, Alcohol Free Zones are operational within areas of the Inverell Shire in accordance with Section 644 of the Local Government Act, 1993.

These Alcohol Free Zones, which comprise public roads, footpaths and carparks, help to assist and support the local Police in the prevention of anti-social behaviour and street crime.

In addition to Alcohol Free Zones, alcohol-prohibited areas apply to parks and open spaces. Alcohol consumption is not permitted in both of these areas, and police have the power to confiscate alcohol.

At the March 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting  it was recommended that Council:

  • Re-establish the Alcohol Free Zones over the streets and laneways included in the report for a four (4) year term, expiring 31 December 2024;
  • Council notify the public of the re-instatement of the Alcohol Free Zones; and
  • Council amend the Alcohol Free signage as required.

The current and approved Alcohol Free & Prohibited Zones within the Inverell Shire are:

Alcohol Free & Prohibited Zones
Inverell
Map - Inverell CBD Alcohol Free & Prohibited Zones.
Map - Inverell Other Alcohol Free & Prohibited Zones.
May Street Park and lookout off May Street, Inverell.
The entirety of Campbell Park and open space / river bank along Captain Cook Drive, Inverell.
Lions Park Recreation Reserve off Mitchell Crescent, Inverell.
The entirety of Captain Cook Drive, Inverell.
Campbell Street, Inverell to Rivers Street, Inverell.
Otho Street, Inverell from Rivers Street, Inverell to Byron Street, Inverell.
Vivian Street, Inverell from Rivers Street, Inverell to Captain Cook Drive, Inverell.
Lawrence Street, Inverell from Evans Street, Inverell to Captain Cook Drive, Inverell.
Mansfield Street, Inverell from Oliver Street, Inverell to Captain Cook Drive, Inverell.
Wood Street, Inverell from Oliver Street, Inverell to Captain Cook Drive, Inverell.
Rivers Street, Inverell from Campbell Street, Inverell to Vivian Street, Inverell.
Evans Street, Inverell from Campbell Street, Inverell to Lawrence Street, Inverell.
Byron Street, Inverell from Campbell Street, Inverell to Arthur Street, Inverell.
The entirety of Gunson Way, Inverell.
The entirety of Sweaney Street, Inverell.
The entirety of Farrier Lane, Inverell.
The entirety of Delbridge Lane, Inverell.
Oliver Street, Inverell from Vivian Street, Inverell to Wood Street, Inverell.
Campbell Lane, Inverell from Byron Street, Inverell to Evans Street, Inverell.
Otho Lane, Inverell from Byron Street, Inverell to Rivers Street, Inverell
The entirety of Victoria Park & Inverell Memorial Swimming Pool.
Byron Lane, Inverell from Vivian Street, Inverell to Wood Street, Inverell
Oliver Lane, Inverell from Vivian Street, Inverell to Lawrence Street, Inverell.
Wynne Street, Inverell from Stirling Street, Inverell to Borthwick Street, Inverell.
The entirety of Eugene Street, Inverell.
The entirety of Stirling Street, Inverell.
The entirety of Cunningham Place, Inverell.
The entirety of Oxley Place, Inverell.
The entirety of Mawson Street, Inverell.
Mawson Park off Mawson Street, Inverell.
The entirety of Elm Place, Inverell.
Borthwick Street, Inverell from Wynne Street, Inverell to 191 Borthwick Street, Inverell.
The entirety of Flinders Place, Inverell.
The entirety of Waratah Avenue, Inverell.
The entirety of Wattle Place, Inverell.
Waratah Park off Waratah Avenue, Inverell.
The entirety of Willow Place, Inverell
Linking Together Centre and Carpark.
The entirety of Oak Place, Inverell.
Ashford
Map - Ashford Alcohol Free & Prohibited Zones
Bala Street, Ashford from Frazer Street, Ashford to Martyn Street, Ashford.
Albury Street, Ashford from Frazer Street, Ashford to Martyn Street, Ashford.
Duff Street, Ashford from Bukkulla Street, Ashford to Inverell Street, Ashford
Martyn Street, Ashford from Bukkulla Street, Ashford to Inverell Street, Ashford.
McRae Lane, Ashford from Duff Street, Ashford to Martyn Street, Ashford.
Area north of Martyn Street, Ashford and the Ashford Bowling Club,
Delungra
Map - Delungra Alcohol Free & Prohibited Zones.
Anzac Park, Delungra, corner of Railway Street, Delungra and Macintyre Street, Delungra.
Tingha
Map - Tingha Alcohol Free & Prohibited Zones.
Ruby Street, Tingha from Opal Street, Tingha to the Inverell side of the Inverell road bridge.
Guyra Road, Tingha including those areas under the bridges and extending 40 metres from the road in the area of the bridges on the Guyra and Inverell sides of Tingha.
Opal Street, Tingha extending from Ruby Street, Tingha to the Guyra side of the Guyra Road bridge.
Zircon Street, Tingha from Ruby Street, Tingha to Diamond Street, Tingha
The Skate Park and BMX Track on the reserve off the New Valley Road, Tingha opposite the Sport and Recreation Centre, Tingha.
Unformed roads (Emerald & Amethyst Streets, Tingha) north of Garnet Street, Tingha and the Tingha Cemetery.

Alcohol Prohibited Areas

It must be noted that Section 632 of the Local Government Act 1993 enables councils to declare any public place or part of a place to be an Alcohol Prohibited Area, except those places (public roads, footpaths and car parks as noted above) which are to be dealt with under the Alcohol Free Zone provisions of the Act.

Council, in accordance with s. 632 of the Act has previously resolved to prohibit the consumption of alcohol in all public places including public parks and reserves in the Inverell town area under Section 632 of the Local Government Act, 1993, except for the following:

  • Varley Oval
  • Cameron Park
  • The Sporting Complex
  • Brooks Oval, and
  • Sinclair Park.

Last modified: 27-Apr-2021

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