Sydney’s Coogee Beach Bans Alcohol Following Christmas Party
Alcohol will be banned at a popular Sydney beach all summer after a Christmas party resulted in a build-up of 15 tonnes (15,000kg) of trash. More than 10,000 people flocked to Coogee beach on Christmas Day, leaving bottles, cigarette boxes and general waste behind.
The ban has been enforced by Randwick City Council, which called the event “disgraceful”.
The summer season in Australia usually takes place from December through February.
It is disappointing we have to take such a strong stance but we need to reassure the community that they can feel safe when visiting,” said Mayor of Randwick Noel D’Souza in a statement on Facebook, according to the BBC.
The ban will become effective from 29 December until the end of summer in Australia.