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.