Draft By-Law 10 (Smoking Controls) has been released for public consultation today and follows a Council decision in August 2011 to take the necessary steps to control smoking in the busy shopping strip – a move welcomed by health organisations, shoppers and traders.
“The draft By-Law means we’re a step closer to ensuring that our visitors, shoppers, traders and workers have a comfortable, healthy and smoke-free experience in Rundle Mall,” Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said.
“Apart from the obvious health benefits, it will have a positive impact on littering and will also put the Mall on an even playing field with enclosed shopping centres.”
Cancer Council SA Chief Executive, Professor Brenda Wilson says “Like many other local governments, Adelaide City Council is to be congratulated for taking these proactive steps to mplement smoke-free public spaces for people, in particular families.”
“We believe the public consultation will confirm that smoke-free public spaces are what the majority of South Australians want, with a recent survey showing that more than 71% of South Australians are concerned about exposure to passive smoke.
“Not only will a smoke free Rundle Mall help to eliminate smoking in one of Adelaide’s most popular shopping strips it will also contribute to de-normalising smoking in our community.”
The proposed By-law and online submission forms are available on Council’s consultation page at www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/consultation. Consultation packs are also available at Council’s Customer Centre at 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide or any of the four Council libraries.
All submissions will be included in any report to Council and must include the name and residential address of the respondent. The consultation closes 5pm on Thursday 16th Febuary 2012.