Victoria Local Council has passed a bye-law, banning the consumption of alcohol in public places.
The Council, in a facebook post, said that it deals with the abuse being carried out in public places such as the Villa Rundle Gardens, as well as the playing field area, “where groups of people congregate with bottles of alcohol, to the detriment of families, especially the children who visit the gardens.”
The bye-law does not affect establishments that are licensed to sell alcohol, such as bars and restaurants where there are outside tables and chairs, the Council said.
However, if these establishments serve alcohol that won’t be consumed in the outside seating area, such as during feasts, then it must sold in be non-glass containers.
Also covered under this bye-law is alcohol purchased from shops such as supermarkets etc – which must remain sealed while carrying in public places.