Why is Mosman going Smoke Free?  Because we are:

Proud to be Mosman, Protecting our Heritage, Planning our Future and Involving our Community
 

 

Mosman Council
Mosman Council

 

 

 

Our right to a healthy environment

Mosman is a beautiful place with its sandy beaches, green foreshore reserves and public open space. Each year many thousands of visitors come to Mosman to enjoy the things that we enjoy every day such as making a trip to the beach, going for a walk, having something to eat or taking the children to sport.  These are all about getting fresh air and living life to the full.

Residents of Mosman and everyone who visits have the right to a clean and healthy environment. To preserve this right for the community, Mosman Council has made its beaches, parks, reserves, children’s playgrounds, playing fields, underground carparks, bus shelters 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.

Mosman’s environment is not only priceless to our residents but also attracts visitors and tourists to our area and our local businesses.  Help us protect Mosman for everyone.

 

Penalties

Please observe and respect the sign posted

Smoke Free Zones as this offence carries an on- the-spot penalty of $110. Council seeks  your co-operation as an alternative to enforcement of such penalties.

 

 

 

 

 

Smoke Free starts here

Smoking is no longer acceptable in the following areas:

·      All harbour beaches and foreshore reserves.

·      Within 10 metres of all Council owned children’s play areas.

·      On and around all Councilparks, reserves, sporting grounds, playing fields, bushland areas and within Reservoir Park, Mosman Square and the Village Green.

·      Within 10 metres of all Council properties.

·      Within all bus shelters.

·      Within Vista Street and Bridge Point public car parks.

·      Within all bus shelters.

·      At designated and signposted alfresco dining areas on Council land. (A list of all deignated smoke free alfresco dining areas is available in PDF for download here - Smoke Free Alfresco Dining)

·      At all Council events.

 

 

Cleaner.  Healthier.  Happier.

Mosman Council is working with neighbouring Councils to make our environment a better place to live and a better place to visit.  Help us to work together to make our local communities cleaner, healthier and happier places to be.

 

 

For further information visit our webiste www.mosmn.nsw.gov.au/council/policies:

or contact  

Mosman Council

PO Box 211

Spit Junction NSW 2088

Phone: 9978 4000  Fax: 9978 4132

Email: mosman@smokefreecouncils.com.au

Web: www.mosman.nsw.gov.au

A copy of the Smoke Free OUtdoor Areas Resource Kit for Local Governement is available in PDF for download here - Smoke Free Outdoor Areas Resource Kit for Local Government

 
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