Date PostedMarch 3, 2017

Clash Over Alcohol Restrictions



The Western Australian Police in Port Hedland are seeking to have take-away full strength beer and premixed alcohol banned.

The draft of new restrictions being sought by police includes limits on the amount of other take-away alcohol and limiting purchasing times.

Police have made an application to the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor.

A letter from police highlights alcohol related harm in the Pilbara town and suggests a list of restrictions to be introduced as a solution.

The submission includes limiting the take-away sales of spirits and fortified wines to one bottle per customer, per day and 3 bottles of wine per customer, per day maximum.

The police submission would also like the times that alcohol can be sold as a take-away to be limited to between 2pm and 8pm, Monday to Saturday.

The application has been sent to licensees and government agencies in Port Hedland, as well as an invitation for feedback.

There are some that are not happy about the proposed changes, believing that the problem will just move to another area.


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