Friday, 07 August 2020


What do you think about alcohol in public places?

Many of us like to enjoy a drink at the beach or in a seaside reserve from time to time - but where and what times of year should this be okay, and how do we make sure people behave responsibly when they're consuming alcohol in public places?

Thames-Coromandel District Council is reviewing the current Liquor Ban Bylaw and want to replace it with the proposed Alcohol Control Bylaw. The draft bylaw is available to view under the download button on the right of this page. Also available as a download is a summary of changes from the current Liquor Ban Bylaw to the proposed bylaw.

The new bylaw will regulate where and when people can possess or consume alcohol in public places, through a mix of year-round and summer bans on alcohol in the town centres and some of the beaches and reserves.

You can view the proposed year-round and summer alcohol ban areas TCDC's interactive story map.

Have your say on the proposed bylaw from 29 June to 4pm on 30 July.

Elements of the proposed bylaw:

Permanent alcohol bans: The centres of the bigger communities would be subject to permanent alcohol bans - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

  • Seasonal alcohol bans on the east coast beaches and adjoining reserves: Alcohol would be banned from 7:00pm - 7:00am over the peak summer period of 20 December to 9 February.

To have your say:

 Read the bylaw and lodge a submission using the TCDC online consultation portal.

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Complete a submission form and post it to TCDC at Thames Coromandel District Council, Private Bag, Thames 3540.

Drop your submission form into the area offices in Thames, Coromandel, Whitianga or Whangamata.

Submission forms and hard copies of the statement of proposal and the proposed bylaw are available at all the TCDC area offices and libraries.

If you have any questions about this proposal or about how to make a submission, please contact TCDC on 07 868 0200 or email customer services.


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