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Alcohol Free Zones (AFZs)
At its ordinary meeting held on 16 January 2019, the Council resolved to place on public display a proposal for the re-establishment of Alcohol-Free Zones (AFZs) in the commercial and residential areas of Barooga, Berrigan, Finley and Tocumwal, and seek submissions from the public. The process of establishing an AFZ is shown below.
The Council has the authority to create AFZs to manage anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related violence. The principal object of an AFZ is to prevent disorderly behaviour caused by the consumption of alcohol in public areas in order to improve public safety.
AFZs may only include a public road, footpath or a public place that is a carpark (i.e. carparks on public land or Crown land). AFZs do not include private land or public land such as parks, reserves and the like.
An AFZ may be established for a maximum period of four years. Once established, it applies twenty-four hours per day.
Copies of the proposal are available by clicking here, at the Council administration office and at the Council libraries. Submissions to be received by the Council by 29 March 2019.
After consideration of any submissions received, the Council will resolve to establish the AFZs at its ordinary meeting on 17 April 2019.
Barooga Alcohol Free Zone
Berrigan Alcohol Free Zone
Finley Alcohol Free Zone
Tocumwal Alcohol Free Zone
Street Tree Poll – Berrigan
In response to representations to the Council on behalf of Berrigan residents by the Berrigan Conservation Group and Tidy Towns and Berrigan District and Development Association (BDDA) the Council resolved that a second poll of residents be conducted.
The Council in conjunction with the Berrigan Conservation Group and Berrigan District and Development Association has identified an additional two (native) tree species that meet the Council’s right tree in the right place criteria.
The tree preferred by the majority of poll respondents will be the replacement tree species.
All Berrigan Households will receive a postage return paid copy of our street tree polling form. Alternatively you can vote online by following this link
This poll will close 24 February 2019
Live in Berrigan: Help us select new Street Trees
As part of planned drainage works and the implementation of Berrigan’s recently adopted Town Plan Berrigan residents are invited to vote for their preferred street tree.
Why do we need new street trees?
New street trees are needed to replace trees which are on the eastern side of Jerilderie Street. The trees are on the eastern side of Jerilderie Street are in relatively poor condition and have been further damaged by pruning for overhead power lines. These trees will be removed as part of planned upgrades to drainage in Berrigan’s Jerilderie Street. Upgrades that have been discussed with affected residents, and the broader community as part of the development of the Berrigan Town Plan.
Work is due to start in the next two to three weeks on new drains and the installation of new kerbs and gutters in Jerilderie Street, Berrigan from the junction of Horsfall Street to Orr Street. An asbestos cement water main will also be replaced in addition to a new drain on the western side of Jerilderie Street.
The avenue of pepper corn trees on the western side of Jerilderie Street will not be removed as part of this project.
This work is needed to improve vehicle and pedestrian safety on the Riverina Highway section of Jerilderie Street during and after heavy rain. It is also the first step toward implementing Berrigan’s newly adopted Town Plan.