Have your say — Draft Smoke-Free Outdoor Policy

Now more then ever, we need our public spaces to be healthy, to ensure people feel welcome and invited to shop, walk, browse and socialise safely!

We endorsed a Draft Smoke-Free Outdoor Policy, with an action to create smoke-free zones in our busy, activity centres. Smoke-free zones will complement those areas that are already smoke-free and cover public spaces that include the footpath and walkways, plazas, car parks and other open spaces, with businesses and private homes excluded.

The Draft Smoke-Free Outdoor Policy aims to:

  • reduce the impact of smoke
  • raise community awareness of the health benefits of being smoke-free
  • improve public amenity
  • reduce tobacco-related litter and encourage reduction in smoking.

Working to achieve these objectives requires a whole-of-community approach and that’s why the policy comes with a plan for communicating and working with community members, and traders.

We'd like to know what you think!

  • Do you have any feedback on the draft Policy? What do you think about smoke-freeing our public places and spaces? 

We'd like to trial a smoke-free zone in some of our activity centres later this year.

  • How can we work with you, our community and our traders, to deliver a trial? 

The opportunity to provide feedback will close on 21 June.