Outdoor Smoke-Free Areas - Community Consultation

Smoke-Free Public Transport Waiting Areas - Community Consultation 2017

Between 24 February and 7 April 2017 ACT Health conducted a public consultation on whether public transport waiting areas across the ACT should be made smoke-free.

The consultation sought community feedback on banning smoking within five meters of all publicly and privately owned transport waiting areas, including bus and coach interchanges, residential bus stops, taxi ranks, light rail stations and train stations.

583 submissions (581 complete submissions) were provided to the consultation, including 564 from individuals and 17 from organisations.

Respondents were overwhelmingly supportive of the proposal to make ACT public transport waiting areas smoke-free, with 93 per cent in favour of the proposed policy option.

You can view a summary of the submissions here: Analysis Summary - Smoke Free Public Transport Waiting Areas Community Consultation Outcomes

 

Outdoor Smoke-Free Areas - Community Consultation 2015

ACT Health conducted a public consultation between 5 November to 17 December 2015 on options for new smoke-free areas at outdoor public places in the ACT.

The consultation sought community feedback on the need for new smoke-free areas at public play spaces/playgrounds, skate parks, bus stops and stations, public building entrances, sporting events, and outdoor public swimming pools that are privately owned.

The ACT Government is committed to protecting the health of the community and ensure that all Canberrans can enjoy public amenities without exposure to second-hand smoke.

107 submissions (103 complete submissions) were received to the consultation, including from individuals, public health organisations, businesses and a community group.

You can view a summary of the submissions here: Outdoor Smoke-Free Areas consultation outcomes