Our 2012 liquor laws gave each of the 67 local Councils in New Zealand the ability to develop a Local Alcohol Policy.
They are not mandatory; many Councils have not yet progressed to developing a policy. These policies can specify the location of new outlets (e.g. close to schools, etc), density/number of premises permitted in the region (or particular areas), trading hours of premises, as well as the types of discretionary conditions which can be added to a licence.
Local Alcohol Policies offer a significant opportunity to reduce alcohol-related harm in your community.