Our right to a healthy environment
Manly is a beautiful place with its sandy beaches, Norfolk
Pines and public open space. Each year tens of thousands of
tourists come to Manly to enjoy the things that we enjoy every
day. Making a trip to the beach, going for a walk, having
something to eat or taking the children to sport is about
getting fresh air and living life to the full.
Residents of Manly and everyone who visits have the right
to a clean, healthy environment. To preserve this right for
the community, Manly Council has made its beaches and some
public space areas smoke free. This means everyone can breathe
cleaner air and enjoy a healthier environment.
Smoke Free space: better for everyone
Smoking – even so-called ‘passive smoking’ – significantly
impacts our health with dozens of cancer-causing chemicals.
For children, exposure to tobacco smoke increases the likelihood
of SIDS, asthma and ear and chest infections. For adults,
sustained exposure to this smoke increases the chances of
developing heart disease and lung cancer.
Cigarette butts present a major litter issue on our beaches
and in our public areas. They take decades to break down,
badly affect marine animals and birds and are very difficult
to clean from our beaches.
Manly’s environment is priceless to its residents and attracts
visitors and tourists to our area and our local businesses.
Help us protect Manly for everyone.
Smoke Free Areas
Smoke Free Zones initially commenced in Manly on 1 December
2004. Since that time further areas have also become smoke-free.
Smoking is no longer be acceptable in the following areas:
• All harbour and ocean beaches
• Within 10 metres of all Council owned children’s play areas
• On and around all Council sporting grounds and playing fields
• Within 10 metres of all Council properties
• At all alfresco dining areas on Council land.
• At all Council events.
• In any leases, licences etc on Council owned and managed
land or property.
• In Council owned parking stations.
• Within bus shelters.
• Within 10 metres of any public hospital building or boundary.
Please observe and respect the Smoke Free Zones as Manly
Council can fine offenders if necessary.
a reminder of the law, no-smoking signage has been installed
to indicate a Smoke Free Zone.
Council has initiated Smoke Free Zones to make Manly a better place
to live and a better place to visit. Now other progressive Councils
are following our lead to make local communities cleaner, healthier
and happier places to be.
For further information visit our Manly Council website – www.manly.nsw.gov.au/Smoke-Free-Zones
PO Box 82
Manly NSW 1655
Phone: 9976 1500 Fax: 9976 1400
A copy of the Smoke Free Outdoor Areas Resource Kit for Local Government
is available in pdf for download here - Smoke
Free Outdoor Areas Resource Kit for Local Government
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