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Announced "Decision In Principle" To Restrict Smoking In Outdoor Dining Areas
On 4 August 2014 the Victorian Health Minister, the Hon. David Davis, announced the Government’s “decision in principle” to introduce a prohibition on smoking in outdoor dining areas.
The Minister did not specify a timetable and committed the Government to an extensive consultation process with the hospitality industry.
The Minister also highlighted that sufficient time will be provided to allow affected businesses to adjust to new requirements once they are settled.
The focus of the Government’s policy is smoking in outdoor dining areas, with no announced intentions regarding restricting smoking in outdoor drinking areas.
AHA (Vic) is actively involved with the Government on this issue and will be strongly representing pub and hotel interests.
We are pleased that the Government has committed to a full consultation process, with the implementation time-frame to include sufficient notice for the hospitality industry to adjust to any new arrangements.
If you wish to discuss this further please contact Paddy O’Sullivan on 8631 7901.
Chief Executive Officer