The Council has nominated officers who will concentrate on making the public aware of their obligations. People who fail to respond to a request to extinguish their cigarettes will be fined. It is hoped the public will also help to regulate the issue. Under the Public Health Act, Police Officers are also nominated officers and can fine offenders.
Under the Local Government Act, offenders do have to identify themselves to nominated officers, which includes both Council and Police Officers.
Bus stops remain smoke-free areas under the current legislation - you cannot smoke within 3 metres of a bus shelter on a public street.
Smoking provisions also apply to e-cigarettes.
Many parts of the commercial area of Ulverstone, including Apex Park, were already smoke-free areas under the Public Health Act. The designation of a smoke-free precinct eliminates confusion as to which areas are smoke-free and allows a consistent approach to be taken.