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This page contains information about the District Licensing Committee, its purpose, Terms of Reference and Councillor membership.
Updated: 12/08/2020 8:41 a.m.


To consider and determine all relevant applications under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.



Commissioner Murray Clearwater

Deputy Chairperson

Councillor Greg Innes


Two additional members appointed from the territorial authority list maintained under section 192 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012; list members:

  • Mervyn Williams, Paul Dimery, Pamela Peters, Lee Andrewes and Mark Vincent


  • Chairperson plus two members (for a Hearing).
  • Chairperson (where no objection to an application has been filed and no matters of opposition raised in respect for an application for a licence or manager's certificate or renewal of a licence or manager's licence). 


  • Consider and determine applications for licences and manager’s certificates.
  • Consider and determine applications for renewal of licences and manager’s certificate.
  • Consider and determine applications for temporary authority to carry on the sale and supply of alcohol in accordance with section 136.
  • Consider and determine applications for the variation, suspension, or cancellation of special licences.
  • Consider and determine applications for the variation of licences (other than special licences) unless the application is brought under section 280.
  • With the leave of the chairperson for the licensing authority, to refer applications to the licensing authority.
  • Conduct inquiries and to make reports as may be required of it by the Alcohol Regulatory Licensing Authority under section 175.
  • Any other functions conferred on Licensing Committees by or under this Act or any other enactment.

Terms of Reference

Committee Terms of Reference [1.22mb]

This document contains further explanation of the committee's purpose and responsibilities.



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