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Provisional Local Alcohol Policy

This page contains information on the Provisional Local Alcohol Policy and a link to the full version of it.
Updated: 23/04/2019 8:22 a.m.

​Section 75 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act) allows councils to develop a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP). A LAP is a set of policies made by Council in consultation with its communities; concerning the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol.

Whangarei District Council determined in September 2014 to develop a draft LAP for public consultation.  The draft LAP was adopted in May 2015.  The consultation process included inviting written submissions, holding hearings for those submitters who wished to be heard and deliberating on the points raised in submissions.

This process has now been completed.  On 28 October 2015 Council adopted our provisional LAP in accordance with the requirements of Section 80 of the Act.

Appeals against the Provisional LAP

Anyone who made a submission on the draft LAP and considered an element of the provisional LAP to be unreasonable in the light of the object of the the Act, had until 16 December 2015 to lodge appeals against the Provisional LAP. 

Appeals are heard and determined by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA).

Three appeals were lodged with ARLA.

We have not yet received advice on when the appeals will be heard but will update this webpage when further information becomes available.

For further information about the appeals process please see the Ministry of Justice website. 



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