Endorsed by Council

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Between 15 July 2022 and 14 August 2022 we consulted with you on a proposal to establish a new Alcohol Free Zone (AFZ) in Mona Vale. Thank you for your feedback.

We received a total of 52 submissions both in support of, and against, the proposal. The key themes in the feedback were alcohol related antisocial behaviour, over-regulation and enforcement relating to the AFZ boundary.

At the meeting on Tuesday 27 September, Council endorsed the engagement outcomes and approved the new AFZ in Mona Vale.

What was proposed?

An Alcohol Free Zone (AFZ) is used to prevent disorderly behaviour caused by the consumption of alcohol in public areas in order to improve public safety.

AFZs apply to public roads, footpaths, carparks and laneways in designated areas and are in force 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Northern Beaches Council proposed the establishment of an Alcohol Free Zone in the following location in Mona Vale, adjacent to the existing AFZ, until 31 August 2025:

  • Barrenjoey Road from Darley Street to Seabeach Avenue, down Seabeach Avenue to Terrol Crescent, and along Terrol Crescent adjacent to Seabeach Gardens Retirement Village.

View the location plan.

This was in response to concerns raised by residents of the Seabeach Gardens Retirement Village who were experiencing issues with alcohol related antisocial behaviour. Council endorsed the public exhibition of the proposal at its meeting on 28 June 2022.

The community were invited to have their say by completing a submission form, emailing us and writing to us.

Submissions were open from Friday 15 July to Sunday 14 August.

Location plan

Have an enquiry?

Name Kath Young - Community Safety Coordinator
Phone 1300 434 434
Email Council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au