EVERY street in Coledale is set to remain an alcohol-free zone for another four years, following a recent decision by Tamworth Regional Council.
Council voted to renew the region’s alcohol-free zones until 2022, including Tamworth’s whole CBD, bound by Kable Avenue, Marius, Darling and Murray streets.
“It was first implemented in 1994, and over that time has received widespread community support,” council’s report stated.
“It has been reasonably effective in discouraging the consumption of alcohol on public roads, footpaths and car parks within the CBD.”
Council’s report says all of Coledale’s streets have been an alcohol-free zone since 2010, following “representations from the Oxley Local Area Command”.
The Robert Street shopping centre in South Tamworth is covered, as is all of Bridge Street.
The CBDs of Kootingal, Manilla and Barraba also had their alcohol-free zones renewed.
The region’s parks are grog-free zones, including Bicentennial Park, Lloma Park, Hathway Park, Coledale Community Park and Norman Ingall Park.
“The police are very happy with what this has achieved, in terms of helping reduce anti-social behaviour,” Cr Russell Webb said.