Proposed Dry Area Morton Road reserve

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Have your say for an ongoing dry area in the Morton Road reserve in Christie Downs.

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

We have been working 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 its enclosed outside areas so it can continue to be a venue for hire by the public for various functions.

Have Your Say

From 12 July to 13 August 2021 we asked local residents and park users to tell us whether you support or do not support a dry area in Morton Road reserve.

Feedback is now being collated and will be presented to Council for consideration. Refer to the Lifecycle for more detail on the next steps in this process.


Have your say for an ongoing dry area in the Morton Road reserve in Christie Downs.

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

We have been working 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 its enclosed outside areas so it can continue to be a venue for hire by the public for various functions.

Have Your Say

From 12 July to 13 August 2021 we asked local residents and park users to tell us whether you support or do not support a dry area in Morton Road reserve.

Feedback is now being collated and will be presented to Council for consideration. Refer to the Lifecycle for more detail on the next steps in this process.


Page last updated: 26 August 2021, 12:00