PARTS of Mildura are declared designated areas giving police the power to ban troublemakers for up to 72 hours from licensed premises.A Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation order, which is for an 18 month period, covers about 1.5 square kilometres, bounded by Eleventh St, Lime Ave, Seventh St, Orange Ave, Eighth St and Risbey Lane.
The commission made the decision after consultation with Victoria Police.
Designating an area assists police to address alcohol-related violence in and around licensed premises allowing patrons to enjoy the areas nightlife in safety and help licensees better manage their venues.
Police can issue banning notices if they reasonably suspect that a person has committed offences including physical assault, sexual offences, threats to kill, property damage, drunkenness, offensive or obscene behaviour, failure to leave licensed premises and weapons offences.
In addition to banning troublemakers for 72 hours police also have the power to seek a court order to ban repeat offenders from designated entertainment precincts for up to a year.
Other designated areas throughout the state include Ballarat, Bendigo, Dandenong, Frankston, Geelong, Traralgon, Shepparton, Warrnambool and the entertainment hubs in the CBD, Fitzroy, Knox, Prahran, St Kilda, and South Yarra.