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Should Ringwood Town Square be a smoke free zone?

Opening date: 09 October 2017 Closing date: 12 November 2017
Ringwood Town Square

This consultation has now closed.

Council surveyed the community to gauge public opinion on whether Ringwood Town Square should become a permanent smoke free zone.

Council is currently drafting a Local Law to ban smoking in Ringwood Town Square. The draft Local Law will be available for public consultation in the coming months.

Smoking is banned in outdoor areas where food is served

On 1 August 2017, the Victorian Government introduced new laws that ban smoking in outdoor dining areas. This means that smoking is now not allowed in outdoor dining areas at Ringwood Town Square. 

Maroondah City Council was seeking your thoughts on all of Ringwood Town Square becoming a smoke free space.

See more more information on the Victorian Government Smoking Reforms

Your say

Maroondah City Council consulted 1,596 people about making Ringwood Town Square a smoke-free environment.

Approximately 90% of people said Ringwood Town Square should be smoke-free. If Ringwood Town Square was smoke-free 33% of people said they would shop more, 60% said they would dine out more and 37% said they would attend more events. 

Report on consultation, November 2017

Smoke-free Ringwood Town Square - Report on consultation  (pdf, 2MB)

Smoke-free Ringwood Town Square - Report on consultation  (docx, 3MB)

About Ringwood Town Square

Ringwood Town Square is a central, accessible, multi-use open space that is enjoyed by the community and visitors to Maroondah.

It provides easy access to Realm, Council’s library, knowledge and innovation centre and home to BizHub, and is conveniently located opposite the Ringwood Station and bus interchange.

The Square is a popular place to visit with a variety of well-known restaurants located around the square and gives easy access to stores and services in Eastland.

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