Each year every Council is required to provide an annual report on the proceedings and operations of its District Licensing Committee (DLC) to the Alcohol Regulatory Licensing Authority (ARLA) for the period ending 30 June.

ARLA is the overarching national body set up under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 to ensure that the law for alcohol licensing is fairly applied. It is a tribunal which sits within the Ministry of Justice. For more information about ARLA and its role see the information on the Health Promotion Agency web page(external link)(external link) and the Ministry of Justice Tribunals website(external link).  

The TLA's (Territorial Local Authority/Council's) annual report for ARLA follows a required format and template, provided by ARLA and usually includes:

  • Overview of TLA's District Licensing Committee workload
  • District Licensing Committee Alcohol Licensing Secretariat and Inspectorate initiatives
  • Local Alcohol Policy update
  • Legislation update
  • Statistical information.

These reports are produced by the Team Leader for Alcohol Licensing under delegations for The Secretary, Christchurch TLA District Licensing Committee.

Each report is available for information to the Christchurch City Council and on this web page, usually in September of each year.