North Sydney Set To Be The Country's First Smoke-Free CBD

Big change!


26 September 2018

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Smokers could be forced to butt-out for good in North Sydney, with the council pushing for all public areas of the CBD to become smoke-free.

The proposal has gone to public consultation, with Mayor Jilly Gibson conceding that the plan will probably never have 100 per cent compliance as there is the need for the community to get behind the plan.

If the rule did come into action, it would mean that all public spaces such as parks and streets would be smoke-free.

"We'll take a majority view point of course," Ms Gibson said, reports ABC.

"If there was overwhelming opposition to it we wouldn't go ahead with it. But I don't believe that will be the case."

Importantly, smokers would not be fined for lighting up if the caught - the ban would be self-regulated.

If it gets the green light, to could be in place by Christmas or early 2019.

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