Control of Weapons Act 1990
DECLARATION OF DESIGNATED AREA UNDER SECTION 10D(1)
The Assistant Commissioner, Southern Metro Region, acting as a delegate of the Chief Commissioner of Police under section 10D(1) of the Control of Weapons Act 1990, declares as a designated area in all public places within the City of Port Phillip that is within the area bounded by and including:
Dickens Street, and Port Phillip low tide mark, to intersection of Brighton Road, to the intersection of Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, to the intersection of St Kilda Road and Carlisle Street, to the intersection of St Kilda Road and Union Street, to the intersection of Union Street and Queens Road, to the intersection of Queens Road and Lakeside Drive, to the intersection of Lakeside Drive and Ross Gregory Drive, to the intersection of Ross Gregory Drive and Aughtie Drive, to the intersection of public path located between Lindsay Hassett Oval and Gary Smorgan Oval and Aughtie Drive, direct line from this intersection to the intersection of Canterbury Road and Fraser Street, to the intersection of Fraser Street and Beaconsfield Parade, from the intersection of Beaconsfield Parade and Fraser Street to the Port Phillip low tide mark to Dickens Street and Port Phillip low tide mark.
For the removal of doubt this area includes Luna Park, St Kilda Pier, St Kilda Marina, St Kilda Botanical Gardens, Peanut Farm Reserve, the St Kilda Foreshore Reserve and Catani Gardens (Road has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Road Safety Act 1986). This declaration will operate on: Sunday 10 February 2019 between 12:00 PM (noon) and 11:59PM.
During this period Police officers and protective services officers are empowered to search a person and any thing in the possession or control of the person, or a vehicle, for weapons.
A police officer or protective services officer may conduct a limited search of you or your vehicle/things.
- you will be requested to co-operate with that search
- you may be requested to remove items of outer clothing such as headwear, scarves, jackets, etc
- you may be searched using an electronic wand
- you may be requested to remove items from any bags or pockets
- you may be given a 'pat down' search.
A police officer may also exercise their power under the Act to request you to remove any article covering your face or direct you to leave the designated area if you refuse to remove the face covering, or if the police officer reasonably believes that you intend to engage in conduct that would constitute an affray under s.195H, Crimes Act 1958 or violent disorder under s.195I, Crimes Act 1958.
Attention – Offence
It is an offence under the Act to:
- obstruct or hinder a police officer or protective services officer in the exercise of a power to stop and search a person
- fail to comply with a direction given by a police officer to remove a face covering or to leave the designated area
Reviewed 21 February 2019