The Council is required by law to consult with residents and ratepayers about certain aspects of its business. It encourages debate and viewpoints on all consultation documents as this helps it to make the best decisions possible based on the facts and research available at the time.
Draft Local Alcohol Policy
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 allows Councils to develop Local Alcohol Policies for their areas. Invercargill City, Gore District and Southland District Councils have developed a combined Draft policy which is now open for consultation. The following are considered to be key points of the Draft policy:
Requiring a community impact statement for new Off Licences (the Draft Policy views a proliferation of Off Licences to be undesirable); a continuation of the Accord hours for On Licences, with a closing time of 3am; closing hours of 10pm for Off Licences in the Invercargill District, and Introducing a trial one-way door policy for the Invercargill CBD, Gore, and Te Anau.
- Check this page for more details and documents, including the submission form.