Police and local St Kilda traders want the termporary alcohol ban on the foreshore made permanent following the trashing of the area during a wild party on Christmas Day.
There are calls for the ban to be extended for at least 3 years after the Christmas party that cost $23,000 to clean up. Around 5000 revellers made their way to the area, creating 30 tonnes of garbage including broken glass.
The alcohol ban would apply to Catani Gardens, Marina Reserve and South Beach Reserve.
Traders in the area are concerned about safety in the area and the lasting damage done to St Kildas reputation. Read more at https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/police-join-call-for-permanent-st-kilda-foreshore-alcohol-ban-20180204-h0tefx.html