Establishment of Alcohol-Free Zones in the Central Coast Local Government Area

This public exhibition has now concluded.

Central Coast Council is undertaking a review of current Alcohol-Free Zones (AFZ) and is proposing to re-establish Alcohol-Free Zones in the following locations:

Avoca Beach; Bateau Bay; Berkeley Vale; Budgewoi; Chain Valley Bay; Copacabana; Empire Bay; Ettalong Beach; Gosford; Gwandalan; Killarney Vale; Kincumber; Kulnura; Lake Haven; Lake Munmorah; Long Jetty; Mannering Park; Narara; Niagara Park; Norah Head; Ourimbah; Patonga; Pearl Beach; San Remo; Saratoga; Shelly Beach; Summerland Point; Terrigal; The Entrance; The Entrance North; Toowoon Bay; Toukley; Umina Beach; Wadalba; Wamberal; Woy Woy and Wyong.

The aim of an AFZ is to reduce alcohol related crime, violence and anti-social behaviour in identified locations in order to help create a safer environment for the whole community.

The proposed AFZ areas consists of public roads, car parks and footpaths, however, these zones will not restrict outdoor dining licences where Council approval has been granted.

The zones will be established for a period of four (4) years and Council is currently seeking feedback from the community regarding the proposed locations.

A complete list of the specific locations proposed as AFZ can be found to the right of this page, in addition to a collection of maps.

Feedback was invited between 14 August 2020 and 11 September 2020 - this period is now closed.

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