Council, 22 February 2001.

Policy to reduce

This Policy is intended to apply to those outdoor events provided by the Christchurch City Council, or on land controlled by the Council, or funded by the Council, where alcohol will be sold or where the time/setting/theme creates the risk of alcohol related harm. Where there is uncertainty about the degree of risk Council staff will consult with Police.

  1. At such events provided/funded by the Christchurch City Council, Council staff will facilitate or ensure effective joint planning for the event between key stakeholder groups including but not limited to, Police, District Licensing Agency, security services, health agencies, St John's, Canterbury Youth Workers Collective, Christchurch Safer Community Council.
    1.1 Where such an event is not provided by the Christchurch City Council, or for events where a degree of risk has been identified, Council will make as a condition of contract or land hireage, that effective joint planning happens between event organisers/promoters and key stakeholder groups including but not limited to, Police, District Licensing Agency, security services, health agencies, St John's, Canterbury Youth Workers Collective, Christchurch Safer Community Council.
  2. Planning for the event will include strategies:
    • To reduce alcohol related harm
    • To care for any people affected by alcohol.
  3. Pourage rights will be provided without sponsorship rights wherever possible
  4. The Christchurch City Council will extensively explore other avenues before accepting alcohol sponsorship at public events.