Community Safety

Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas

Snowy Monaro Regional Council wishes to advise that the re-establishment of Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas is proposed for Cooma and Jindabyne.

It is proposed that:

  • The zoning will apply in the same geographic areas of Cooma and Jindabyne as mapped for the 2018 implementation (please see maps below)
  • Alcohol Free Zones (roads, street footpaths, carparks) will be enforced from 7:00pm to 9:00am inclusive; and
  • Alcohol Prohibited Areas (parks, walking paths, the Lake Jindabyne Foreshore) will be enforced from 9:30pm to 9:00am inclusive.
  • The zoning would apply for a period of 3.5 years (commencing 1 June 2019 and expiring 31 December 2021)

Enforcement will be undertaken by NSW Police.

Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas forbid the consumption of alcohol in an identified area during specific times. These areas include public roads, footpaths, and public lands such as parks. During the periods specified, police have the right to confiscate and tip out alcohol in these areas. All alcohol-free/prohibited areas will be fully sign-posted.

Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas do not apply to private property, or to street dining areas attached to licensed premises. Event exemptions may be made available at no cost on application to Council.

Council is currently seeking comments from the public on the proposed re-establishment of the zones. Feedback is particularly sought on the community's experience with the previous implementation of these zones, for example whether the zoning is felt to have had an impact on community safety, anti-social behaviour, littering, enjoyment of public spaces etc. 

Comment can be submitted until 5pm Friday 24 May 2019

Submissions can be made:

Cooma Alcohol Free Zones / Alcohol Prohibited Areas Map
Jindabyne Alcohol Free Zones / Alcohol Prohibited Areas Map 1
Jindabyne Alcohol Free Zones / Alcohol Prohibited Areas Map 2