Control of Weapons Act 1990
DECLARATION OF DESIGNATED AREA UNDER SECTION 10D(1)
The Assistant Commissioner, North West 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 in the area bounded by and including the intersection of Flinders Street and Russell Street to the intersection of Flinders Street and Spring Street to the intersection of Spring Street and Bourke Street to the intersection of Bourke Street and Russell Street to the intersection of Russell Street and Flinders Street. (Road has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Road Safety Act 1986.)
This declaration will operate on:
a. 1400 hours on Friday 7 September 2018 to 0100 hours on Saturday 8 September 2018.
During these times members of the police force are authorised to exercise the following powers:
a. in a public place in the designated area, without warrant, stop and search for weapons:
i. any person;
ii. anything in the possession or control of the person;
iii. any vehicle with a person in or on the vehicle; and
iv. anything in or on such vehicle;
b. detain a person or vehicle for so long as is reasonably necessary to conduct a search;
c. seize and detain any item the member reasonably suspects is a weapon; and
d. request a person who is the subject of a full search to disclose his or her identity, and
e. direct a person to leave the designated area if the police officer reasonably believes the person is wearing the face covering primarily to
i. conceal their identity; or
ii. to protect them from the effects of a crowd control substance; and
iii. the person refuses to remove the face covering when requested to do so.
f. direct the person to leave the designated area if the police officer reasonably believes the person intends to engage in conduct that would constitute an affray (section 195H Crimes Act 1958) or violent disorder (section 195I Crimes Act 1958).