Legislative Council: Wednesday, February 07, 2024


Adelaide Parklands

In reply to the Hon. J.S. LEE (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) ().14 November 2023).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Consumer and Business Affairs has advised:

Following careful consideration of an application by the Adelaide City Council (ACC) to extend the Adelaide Park Lands Dry Areas 1 and 2 beyond 22 December 2023, I agreed to extend both areas until 22 June 2025.

The Liquor and Gambling Commissioner will work with the ACC, South Australia Police, SA Health, help services and other relevant stakeholders to evaluate the effectiveness of the dry areas. The ACC may engage with the Safety and Wellbeing Taskforce to procure data to assist with that evaluation and any decision regarding the future of the dry areas.