This committee administers Council’s alcohol licensing framework, which requires the appointing of one or more committees to deal with such matters. An independent commissioner chairs Napier City District’s Licensing Committee and members are a mix of councillors and lay persons.
To administer the Council’s alcohol licensing framework as determined by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The Act requires the Council to appoint one or more District Licensing Committees to deal with licensing matters. Although the District Licensing Committee in Napier City is a committee of Council and receives Council administrative support, it primarily operates as a decision making body without the influence of Council. An independent Commissioner chairs the Napier City District Licensing Committee and the members are a mix of appointed councillors and suitably qualified lay persons.
Terms of Reference:
The functions of the District Licensing Committee are specified by the Act and include:
The committee may make recommendations to Council.
When no objection to an application has been received (for a licence, manager’s certificate, or renewal of a license or manager’s certificate), and no matters of opposition have been raised under section 103, 129 or 141, the Chair has the delegation to decide on the papers and issue decisions on such applications.
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