New alcohol free zones established at Budgewoi

Additional alcohol free zones (AFZ)will be established at Budgewoi in the carparks north, middle and south along Lakes Beach.

Central Coast Council decided at its October 19 meeting to add these new AFZs when it re-established the current list for the next four years in accordance with State Government Ministerial Guidelines.

AFZs are aimed at reducing alcohol related crime, violence, anti-social behaviour and associated concerns, such as damage to property and littering.

Drinking alcohol is prohibited in an AFZ and this is enforced by Police.

AFZs are already established in various locations around Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Budgewoi, Chain Valley Bay, Gwandalan, Killarney Vale, Lake Haven, Lake Munmorah, Long Jetty, Mannering Park, Norah Head, Ourimbah, San Remo, Summerland Point, The Entrance, Shelly Beach, Toowoon Bay, The Entrance North, Toukley, Wadalba and Wyong.

Councillor Jillian Hogan asked at the meeting what the rationale was behind the AFZ at Scribbly Gum Cl, San Remo.

The whole of Scribbly Gum Cl and Brava Ave, as well as part of Goorama Ave, Costa Ave and Pacific Highway is an alcohol-free zone.

Director Roads, Transport, Drainage, Boris Bolgoff, explained that past issues at the various places brought them to the list of AFZs.

A complete list of specific locations, as well as a collection of maps, is available to view online at

Sue Murray