Police are cracking down on liquor-ban breaches in
Balclutha and Milton this holiday season.
Senior Constable Tom Taylor, of Balclutha, said liquor bans
in the two Clutha towns were in place all year round, but
some people were trying to push the boundaries.
He said police no longer gave warnings as the ban had been in
place for four years.
The liquor ban came into effect in 2008, and is in force 24
hours a day, seven days a week and prohibits the consumption
and/or possession of alcohol in key parts of Balclutha and
The boat-launching area in the Arthur Strang reserve off
Hasborough Pl is the only exception, with a liquor ban in
place after dark.
The maximum fine for breaching the ban is $20,000.
Snr Const Taylor said anyone under 18 caught anywhere with
alcohol could face an instant $200 fine.
Liquor ban areas are:
Balclutha - Balclutha War Memorial Hall area including the
car park and public toilets, Charles St and Clyde St next to
the Clutha Information Centre. Renfrew St from Clyde St to
James and Paisley Sts. Lanark St playground and car park
area. Clyde St/Essex St (State Highway 1) from the Clutha
Vets corner to the Night 'n Day store. Arthur Strang Reserve
(ban in place at boat ramp during darkness hours only).
Milton - Gray St from Union St to Ajax St, including the
public toilet areas. Union St from the Springfield Rd-Cross
St intersection to the Ossian St intersection. The Milton
Cenotaph area and Moore Park.