An Alcohol-Free Zone (AFZ) is an area where drinking alcohol is prohibited. The zones include footpaths, nature strips and car parks.
The re-establishment of the AFZs is mandated to take place every 4 years. The below maps indicate streets declared AFZs in Cessnock, Kurri Kurri and Weston, as re-established at the October 2021 meeting of Council.
Alcohol-Free Zones active from 1 November 2021 to 31 October 2025:
Wollombi Road from Alexander Street to Westcott Street
From Allandale Road to Vincent Street, including the lane to the Apex Park car park
From Maitland Road to Cessnock Street, and into Cessnock Stree
From Charlton Street to Vincent Street.
From the bridge over Black Creek and the Council car park behind Cessnock Library to Snape Street
Cooper Street and Keene Street
From Cumberland Street to Keene Street, and all of Keene Street
Hall Street from Cumberland to Darwin Street
From South Avenue to North Avenue
From Darwin Street to Keene Street
From Vincent Street to Cumberland Street
Cumberland Street from Aberdare Road to Yango Street
Yango Street and Victoria Street
Yango Street and Victoria Street near Bridges Hill Park
From Alexandra Street to Mitchell Avenue/Victoria Street
Unnamed Lane parallel parallel to Maitland and Lang Street
From Mitchell Avenue to Merthyr Street (next to Worthington Park)
Mitchell Avenue / Victoria Street
From Unnamed Lane to Lang Street to Barton Street
From Allworth Street to Victoria Street
From Brunker Street to Barton Street including the laneway behind the Kurri Kurri Community Centre and the laneway between Brunker Street and Lang Street
Between Hall Street and unnamed land west of Station Street
Between First Street and Cessnock Road
Alcohol-Free Zones have been established under the Local Government Act 1993.