Draft Local Alcohol Policy public consultation is now open

Whanganui District Council’s Draft Local Alcohol Policy (draft LAP) is now available for public consultation.

The draft policy proposes the following:

  • a district-wide limit on the number of off-licensed premises (with the exclusion of supermarkets and grocery stores)
  • rules about the proximity of off-licensed premises to sensitive sites
  • a 'one-way' door restriction in effect from one hour prior to license closing hours for all taverns, bars, pubs, and night-clubs
  • maximum trading hours for licensed premises.


If you would like to provide a formal submission on the draft LAP, please do so via the Online Submission Form.


Consultation closes:

4pm on Monday 15 May 2017.


Further information including local evidence used to develop the policy and the Statement of Proposal can be found on the Council’s website at http://www.whanganui.govt.nz/our-district/have-your-say/lap/Pages/default.aspx