Council smoking bans work in addition to the NSW Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 and the Tobacco Legislation Amendment Act 2012. Our smoking bans are broader in extending to beaches and alfresco dining. State Legislation introduced bans we didn’t cover such as ferry wharves and within 4 metres of public building entrances.
Our Smoke-Free Spaces
- Within 10 metres of all children’s playgrounds
- All Council playing and sportsfields, outdoor sporting facilities
- Alfresco dining areas
- All events run or sponsored by Council
- Within 10 metres of Council owned and managed building entrances
- All ocean and harbour beaches
- All bushland, parks, reserves and public plazas
- All covered bus stops and taxi ranks.
Keeping Butts off our Beaches
Creating Smoke-Free Zones is another way we contribute to the health of our community. We aim to improve our environment by reducing cigarette butt pollution on beaches, waterways, parks and other open spaces.
We’re taking a leadership role in promoting measures to protect the health and social wellbeing of our community.
Visit NSW State legislation website for more Smoke-Free information.