The alcohol ban on St Kilda foreshore in Melbourne has been extended again by Port Phillip Council, a controversial decision that had councillors arguing that it would rob people of their civil rights.
The ban is in place until April 3, after Easter as the council decides whether alcohol has an impact on tourism and health in the area.
The decision to extend the ban came after police and local traders urged the council to implement a permanent alcohol ban in the area, to stop the anti-social behaviour plaguing the area.
The ban was initially implemented after an out of control Christmas Day party that trashed the foreshore and cost tens of thousands of dollars to clean up. During that clean up, 30 tonnes of rubbish and broken glass was collected.
Some residents voiced concerns about being banned from enjoying alcohol responsibly on the foreshore. Source: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/st-kilda-foreshore-alcohol-ban-extended-again-20180207-p4yzmw.html