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Consultation closes on draft Local Alcohol Policy

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Consultation closes on draft Local Alcohol Policy

Consultation on the draft Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) closed yesterday, with a provisional 3,197 submissions received by the Council from individuals, organisations, businesses and community groups.

The Council is pleased with the huge number of submissions from the Christchurch community in response to the draft policy, which aims to minimise alcohol related harm in the city. Staff are now processing the submissions they have received.

"We are looking forward to reviewing all the submissions and listening to people who have asked to speak at hearings at the end of the month," Mayor Bob Parker says.

"This truly must be a local policy that represents the views of most people in our city. There has been a lot of interest, with a number of varying opinions raised during the consultation period. It is now our responsibility as elected members to listen to what all sectors of the community have said and come up with the best fit policy for Christchurch."

Submitters who indicated they wanted to speak at the whole of Council committee hearings, being chaired by Councillor Sue Wells at the end of July, will be contacted by Council staff to arrange their time slots.

Printed copies of all submissions will be given to Councillors prior to the hearings, as well as a summary of submissions received, to ensure they have enough time to review these.

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