Local Alcohol Policy


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Local Alcohol Policy

Draft Local Alcohol Policy

The Marlborough District Council does not have a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP)

Background Data

For further information the following is a guide to some of the processes that went into the formulation of the Draft Local Alcohol Policy.

The passing of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 enabled councils to work with their communities to develop a Local Alcohol Policy. This will guide alcohol licensing decisions and could also determine location, density and maximum trading hours of licensed premises.

The policy can only relate to alcohol licensing and cannot place restrictions over who can purchase alcohol or constraints over the products themselves.

The draft policy has been developed with community and key stakeholder input.

InToto Projects Limited Report

InToto Projects Limited was commissioned by Council in association with ACC and the Marlborough Alcohol Advisory Committee to undertake an investigation into alcohol related issues in Marlborough. The information gathered through this review was to be used to support planning to reduce the harm that was identified and to inform the development of the Marlborough District Council's Local Alcohol Policy.

A supplementary report from InToto Projects Limited was also commissioned. This report provided a snapshot of the role that alcohol plays in Marlborough with a view to informing the development of a Local Alcohol Policy should Council decide to pursue developing one.

Involving the Community

A community survey was undertaken. We surveyed Marlborough residents about their views on licensing and alcohol issues. The results of the survey are available below.


As part of developing the Draft Local Alcohol Policy, Council looked at a range of local information to understand how alcohol and licensing could impact our community.