Proposal to re-establish/establish Alcohol Free Zones in City of Ryde

Submissions closed on 04 September 2022, 11:59 PM



The City of Ryde is proposing to re-establish four Alcohol Free Zones that are due to expire in October 2022, under Section 646, of the Local Government Act 1993 and in accordance with NSW Ministerial Guidelines. The City of Ryde is also proposing to establish a new Alcohol Free Zone in West Ryde Plaza.


The Alcohol Free Zones proposed to be re-established are located in the following four areas:

  • Trim Place, encompassing part of Coulter Street, Gladesville (between Trim Place and Linsley Street)
  • West Ryde Bus interchange
  • Meadowbank Wharf, encompassing Bowden Street and Bay Drive
  • Eastwood Town Centre, within the area bounded by Glen Street, Lakeside Road, Wingate Avenue, West Parade, Coolgun Lane, Progress Avenue, Hillview Lane, Rowe Street, Trelawney Street, Shaftsbury Road, Rutledge Street, First Avenue, East Parade, Railway Parade, Rowe Lane, Station Lane, Ethel Street, Ethel Lane, May Lane, May Street and the western side of Blaxland Road

A new Alcohol Free Zone is proposed to be established in West Ryde Plaza. 

Please see below maps of each of the proposed re-established/established Alcohol Free Zones. 

Why is Council re-establishing/establishing these Alcohol Free Zones?

Council has received a request from Ryde Police Area Command to continue the enforcement of Alcohol Free Zones at the four existing locations. The Ryde Police Area Command have noted the success of the Alcohol Free Zones in reducing alcohol related crime and anti-social behaviour. They have noted that alcohol consumption continues to be an issue and the Zones will act as a deterrent for these behaviours. 

The Ryde Police Area Command also requested the establishment of an Alcohol Free Zone at West Ryde Plaza due to increasing incidents of alcohol related crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.

If the proposed Alcohol Free Zones go ahead, they will be in place for four years, until October 2026, as provided for in the Ministerial Guidelines on Alcohol Free Zones. Police will also have the authority to seize and dispose of alcohol being consumed in these areas during this four year period.


You can Have Your Say on the Proposal to re-establish/establilsh Alcohol Free Zones in City of Ryde in a number of ways including completing the submission form below, via e-mail or post. 

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as ‘Proposal to re-establish/establish Alcohol Free Zones in City of Ryde’. All submissions must be received by Council by Sunday 4 September 2022.

Online Submissions

Online Submissions are now closed.


If you require more information about the Proposal to re-establish/establish Alcohol Free Zones in City of Ryde please email, or if you are unable to make an online/written submission, please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.

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