a leaf out of Bondis book and ban smoking on
this filthy street, says Maroubra resident,
by Rebecca Franks- 7th June 2017
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resident Greg Tingle wants Randwick Council to take
a leaf out of Waverleys book and ban cigarette
smoking along Anzac Pde at Maroubra Junction. Picture:
MAROUBRA resident has called on Randwick Council to
consider implementing a smoking ban along Anzac Pde
similar to bans instigated by other councils in the
Tingle said the popular strip was filthy
but would benefit from a smoking ban similar to the
one Waverley Council implemented in Hall St, Bondi
Junction, in March.
comes as Randwick Mayor Noel DSouza said street
drinking and smoking at Maroubra Junction would become
the subject of an education campaign around anti-social
Tingle said office workers, commuters and locals stood
on the street outside real estate agents, near shops,
takeaways, cafes and bus stops smoking cigarettes.
was going to eat breakfast at one of the cafes on
Anzac Pde recently but changed my mind due to all
of the smoke coming in from people sitting on seats
including bus-stop seats, he said.
smoke just pours in to the cafes so I decided to vote
with my wallet and I ate elsewhere."
is already banned at bus stops and within 4m of cafes
and the entrance to a public place, but the Southern
Courier witnessed several people lighting up outside
shopfronts and while waiting for a bus despite clear
signs stating the practice was illegal.
Tingle said he had lived and worked around the area
for 15 years.
of the guards actually turn a blind eye to the smoking
problem, he said.
so gross if you are not a smoker when people are loitering
around having a cigarette.
its like a wall of smoke. Maroubra Junction
is starting to smell like a dump.
DSouza said he would extend the Dont Be
a Tosser education campaign, which has been funded,
to remind the public not to smoke or drink on the
a (cigarette) ban is one thing but enforcing it is
another, he said. We cannot have rangers
walking around everywhere. Its a good sentiment
but there needs to be cultural change.
big steps and small steps that each of us take make
owner of an Anzac Pde takeaway said people constantly
smoked outside her shop. One woman sat outside on
a milk crate.
has been doing that for 25 years, the owner
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