Smoke-free zones in Glen Eira

The opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed smoke free zones in Glen Eira has now closed. Please check back for updates.


Now more than ever, we need our public spaces to be healthy, to ensure people feel welcome and invited to shop, walk, browse and socialise safely.

In July 2020, Council endorsed a Smoke-Free Outdoor Policy, with an action to create smoke-free zones in Glen Eira shopping strips.

Smoke-free zones aim to protect the community from the known health impacts of second-hand smoke, raise community awareness of the health benefits of being smoke-free, improve public amenities, encourage a reduction in smoking, and reduce tobacco-related litter.

After successfully implementing voluntary smoke-free zones in Elsternwick, Carnegie and Bentleigh, Council is now looking to implement smoke-free zones right across the municipality.

While key places in busy shopping strips such as train platforms, bus stops and outdoor dining areas (where food is served) are already smoke-free under Victorian legislation, there remain areas in our busy shopping strips not covered by non-smoking requirements. Council has the opportunity to extend non-smoking areas and further reduce the presence of smoking in our shopping strips around footpaths, walkways and plazas.

Throughout the process so far, we have heard a high level of support for implementing these zones; however, there is also a recognition that smokers should not be excluded from our centres. We also understand that not all of our shopping centres operate in the same way. Council has designed the proposed smoke-free zones to reflect the operation of each of our shopping centres, meaning that the proposed zones may not look the same in all centres.

PROPOSED SMOKE-FREE ZONES

The proposed smoke-free zones, that Council consulted on from 2 to 23 August 2021, can be viewed below or online.

WANT TO HAVE A CHAT?

Should you wish to speak with an officer directly, please email smokefreelocallaw@gleneira.vic.gov.au with your name and contact details.

NEXT STEPS:

Council has commenced the statutory process to make a new local law to prescribe and enforce the proposed smoke-free zones. As part of the statutory process for making a local law, the community had the opportunity to provide submissions on the proposed Smoke-Free Zones Local Law from 13 October to 3 November 2021.

The opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed smoke free zones in Glen Eira has now closed. Please check back for updates.


Now more than ever, we need our public spaces to be healthy, to ensure people feel welcome and invited to shop, walk, browse and socialise safely.

In July 2020, Council endorsed a Smoke-Free Outdoor Policy, with an action to create smoke-free zones in Glen Eira shopping strips.

Smoke-free zones aim to protect the community from the known health impacts of second-hand smoke, raise community awareness of the health benefits of being smoke-free, improve public amenities, encourage a reduction in smoking, and reduce tobacco-related litter.

After successfully implementing voluntary smoke-free zones in Elsternwick, Carnegie and Bentleigh, Council is now looking to implement smoke-free zones right across the municipality.

While key places in busy shopping strips such as train platforms, bus stops and outdoor dining areas (where food is served) are already smoke-free under Victorian legislation, there remain areas in our busy shopping strips not covered by non-smoking requirements. Council has the opportunity to extend non-smoking areas and further reduce the presence of smoking in our shopping strips around footpaths, walkways and plazas.

Throughout the process so far, we have heard a high level of support for implementing these zones; however, there is also a recognition that smokers should not be excluded from our centres. We also understand that not all of our shopping centres operate in the same way. Council has designed the proposed smoke-free zones to reflect the operation of each of our shopping centres, meaning that the proposed zones may not look the same in all centres.

PROPOSED SMOKE-FREE ZONES

The proposed smoke-free zones, that Council consulted on from 2 to 23 August 2021, can be viewed below or online.

WANT TO HAVE A CHAT?

Should you wish to speak with an officer directly, please email smokefreelocallaw@gleneira.vic.gov.au with your name and contact details.

NEXT STEPS:

Council has commenced the statutory process to make a new local law to prescribe and enforce the proposed smoke-free zones. As part of the statutory process for making a local law, the community had the opportunity to provide submissions on the proposed Smoke-Free Zones Local Law from 13 October to 3 November 2021.

  • Update on smoke-free zones in Glen Eira

    Submissions on the updated boundaries of the proposed smoke‐free zones have now closed.

    Council engaged with the community on the boundaries of the proposed smoke-free zones from 2 to 23 August 2021. Overall, the submissions received reflect a high level of support for the proposed smoke-free zones.

    The proposed smoke-free zones have been further refined following evaluation of the information received during the community consultation.

    You can view, download and save maps of the updated proposed smoke-free zones from the Document Library (to the right). The smoke-free zones, that Council consulted on from 2 to 23 August 2021, are marked in yellow. The proposed extension of the zones are marked green on the maps, and any area removed are marked in red. There are no changes proposed to the Alma, Caulfield Park, Hughesdale, McKinnon and Patterson Activity Centres.


  • View proposed smoke-free signage and decals

    The following smoke-free signage and decals will be located in the smoke-free activity zones.

    If you have any feedback on the designs, please email smokefreelocallaw@gleneira.vic.gov.au with your name and contact details.

Page last updated: 04 Feb 2022, 11:55 AM