Council, 1 July 2009, amended 8 September 2014.

The bylaw was adopted by the Council on 28 May 2009 and came into force on 1 July 2009.

Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw 2009 [PDF 1.4 MB]

Alcohol Ban Areas

The Council adopted the Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Amendment Bylaw 2014 on 28 August 2014.  It came into force on 8 September 2014.

The Amendment Bylaw made the following changes to the Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw 2009:

  • Permanent alcohol bans will apply on New Year’s Eve in Sumner and on New Zealand Trotting Cup Day in Addington.
  • The Riccarton/Ilam permanent alcohol ban area is widened to include the Upper Riccarton/Ilam temporary alcohol ban area. The ban area now excludes the University of Canterbury campus

The amendments to the Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw includes

  • Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Amendment (Riccarton/Ilam) Bylaw 2011
  • Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Amendment (Okains Bay) Bylaw 2011
  • Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Amendment (Merivale and Papanui) Bylaw 2012
  • Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Amendment Bylaw 2014

Purpose

The purpose of alcohol bylaws is to reduce alcohol-related harm, damage, disorder and crime, and to improve community safety in public spaces such as parks, riverbanks and beaches.


Includes

The bylaw defines permanent and temporary alcohol ban areas where the possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited.

A breach of the bylaw is an offence and may result in arrest, prosecution and/or a fine. The bylaw is enforced by the Police, using special powers in the Local Government Act.


Alcohol Policy

Christchurch City Council has an alcohol policy that deals with applications for special licences, licensed premises’ operating hours, enforcement, the use of alcohol bans and bylaws, advertising and sponsorship on Council property and other alcohol-related policy matters.


Background

The Christchurch City Council adopted the Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Amendment Bylaw 2014 on 28 August 2014.  The Amendment Bylaw comes into force on 8 September 2014.

The Okains Bay amendment was adopted by the Council on 27 October 2011 and came into force on 1 December 2011.

The Merivale and Papanui amendment was adopted by the Council on 26 July 2012 and came into force on 9 September 2012.