Proposed Local Alcohol Policy 2017

The Whanganui District Council are developing a policy to reduce alcohol-related harm in the Whanganui District. Help make this a policy that works for everyone and give us your feedback.

Consultation on our proposed Local Alcohol Policy has now closed. 
View all submission received ↓(PDF, 11MB)

The draft policy proposes the following:

  • a district-wide limit on the number of off-licensed premises (with the exclusion of supermarkets and grocery stores)
  • rules about the proximity of off-licensed premises to sensitive sites
  • a 'one-way' door restriction in effect from one hour prior to license closing hours for all taverns, bars, pubs, and night-clubs
  • maximum trading hours for licensed premises

Hard copies of the proposed policy, the Statement of Proposal and submission form are available from the Customer Services Counter at the Council's Municipal Building, 101 Guyton Street, at the Davis Library, Queens Park, or at the Gonville Café Library, Abbot Street, Whanganui.

For further information contact Marianne Cavanagh at or call 06 3490001