Proposed Dry Area Morton Road reserve

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Consultation has concluded

Update

We are pleased to announce that the dry area for Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park at Christie Downs was approved by the Commissioner on 21 December 2021.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback.

We will be erecting signage at the Park in the coming weeks to notify users.

BACKGROUND

A proposal for a dry area was requested by the Board of Management of Christie Downs Community House and supported by the Christies Beach Police Station who directly tackles ongoing alcohol-related issues in this area.

We worked with the local community, state government, commonwealth government, and the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation to transform Morton Road Reserve, Christie Downs into a sports, recreation, and community hub. The request for a dry area throughout the reserve will enhance and compliment the substantial redevelopment of this area while strengthening and promoting the vision and goals of our Community Plan 2030 offering a safe and attractive place for play, skate, and adventure.

For a public place to be declared a dry area under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, Council must submit an application to Consumer Business Services that outlines the proposal along with evidence of community engagement. The final decision is made by the Minister following a recommendation by the Commissioner.

As indicated on the aerial map of the proposed dry area, the proposal excludes the Christie Downs Community House and it's enclosed outside areas so it can continue to be a venue for hire by the public for various functions.

At its meeting on 2 November 2021, Council reviewed all feedback and approved the application for the Dry Area at Morton Road Reserve (recently named ‘Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park’) to go to the Liquor Licensing Commissioner.

We’ll let you know the outcomes and how this will be implemented if approved by the Commission.

To view the feedback report and to stay updated, please revisit the Your Say page.

To view the project and how the park was renamed, please click here.

Have Your Say

We consulted with the community from 12 July to 13 August 2021.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback. You can view the engagement feedback report here.

Update

We are pleased to announce that the dry area for Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park at Christie Downs was approved by the Commissioner on 21 December 2021.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback.

We will be erecting signage at the Park in the coming weeks to notify users.

BACKGROUND

A proposal for a dry area was requested by the Board of Management of Christie Downs Community House and supported by the Christies Beach Police Station who directly tackles ongoing alcohol-related issues in this area.

We worked with the local community, state government, commonwealth government, and the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation to transform Morton Road Reserve, Christie Downs into a sports, recreation, and community hub. The request for a dry area throughout the reserve will enhance and compliment the substantial redevelopment of this area while strengthening and promoting the vision and goals of our Community Plan 2030 offering a safe and attractive place for play, skate, and adventure.

For a public place to be declared a dry area under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, Council must submit an application to Consumer Business Services that outlines the proposal along with evidence of community engagement. The final decision is made by the Minister following a recommendation by the Commissioner.

As indicated on the aerial map of the proposed dry area, the proposal excludes the Christie Downs Community House and it's enclosed outside areas so it can continue to be a venue for hire by the public for various functions.

At its meeting on 2 November 2021, Council reviewed all feedback and approved the application for the Dry Area at Morton Road Reserve (recently named ‘Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park’) to go to the Liquor Licensing Commissioner.

We’ll let you know the outcomes and how this will be implemented if approved by the Commission.

To view the feedback report and to stay updated, please revisit the Your Say page.

To view the project and how the park was renamed, please click here.

Have Your Say

We consulted with the community from 12 July to 13 August 2021.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback. You can view the engagement feedback report here.