Alcohol licensing public notices
Current alcohol licensing public notices
|DLC Record Number||Application Type||Premises||Objections Close|
|Renewal of On & Off Licence||Accolade Wines New Zealand Limited||21/04/21|
|57/ON/396/2018||Renewal of On Licence with Variation||Hurunui District Council||29/04/21|
What to do with the public notice I've been sent
You will be sent a copy of the public notice which must be displayed (within 10 working days) in a 'conspicuous' place where it can be easily seen by a person outside the premises and it should be displayed for at least 10 days.
Your application will also be publicly notified for 15 working days here on the website. This public notification alerts people to your application in the event they seek to object to the application.
Members of the public have an opportunity to object to an application for an alcohol licence under section 102 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. Your objection must be in writing and must be sent to the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee within 15 working days after the date of the first public notice.
Who can object
You have 'greater interest' in the licence application if you are likely to be more directly affected by the licence than most other people. This is called having status or standing. For example, if you live in the same street as the proposed premises you could be in a position of greater interest, compared with someone who lives 10km away and has concerns about the effects of alcohol on the community.
What you can object about
When considering the impact of a licence application on the amenity and good order of the locality, the committee will have regard to current and possible future noise levels, nuisance and vandalism, and the number of premises for which licences of the same kind are already held. For new applications the committee will also consider the compatibility of the purposes for which land near the premises concerned is used, and the purposes for which those premises will be used if the licence is issued.
What to include in your objection
Your letter of objection must include:
- the name and location of the proposed premises
- why you have an interest that is greater than the general public in the licence application
- your reasons for objecting, based on section 105, 106 or 120 criteria
- your name, address and contact details, including email address. (Note: email is the preferred mode for communication).
Who will know about your objection
We must send a copy of all objections to the alcohol licence applicant. Applicants are allowed to know the basis of any objections so they can decide whether to change their proposal, continue with their application or prepare a response to the objections.
The reporting officers (Licensing Inspector, Police, and Medical Officer of Health officers) will also be provided a copy of all objections.
Objections or objector contact details will not be published or advertised. However, if you wish to appear and be heard at a public hearing then your name and the nature of your objections do become a matter of public record.
What happens to your objection
When we receive your objection we will send you an acknowledgement. Your objection will also be sent to the alcohol licence applicant.
We assess your objection to make sure it meets the criteria for consideration:
- that you have an interest greater than the general public in the licence application, and
- that your grounds for objection meet the criteria under section 105,106 or 120.
Once all statutory reporting agencies have reported, the licence application file will be forwarded to the District Licensing Committee for a decision, along with all objections received. The application and objections will then be considered at a public hearing.
When a hearing date has been set we will write to all those involved advising the hearing date, time and location and procedure for disclosure of evidence and submissions.
Where to send your objection
Send your objection to: The Secretary of the District Licensing Committee by post, email or in person.
Post: PO Box 13, Amberley.
In person: Hurunui District Council Offices, 66 Carters Road, Amberley 7410