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7 December: Control of Weapons Act 1990 - Melbourne area

Release date: Fri 7 December 2018

Last updated: Fri 7 December 2018

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 10E 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, Dockside Drive and Port Phillip low tide mark, to the intersection of Empress Road and Webb Dock Drive, to the intersection of Empress Road and Webb Dock Drive, to the intersection of Todd Road and Williamstown Road, to the intersection of Todd Road and The Boulevard, to the intersection of The Boulevard and Beach Street, to the intersection of Beach Street and Beaconsfield Parade, to the intersection of Beaconsfield Parade and Fitzroy Street, to the intersection of Fitzroy Street and Princes Street, to the intersection of Princes Street and Barkly Street, to the intersection of Barkly Street and Blessington Street, to the intersection of Blessington Street and Marine Parade, Blessington Street to the Port Phillip Bay low tide mark, to the Port Phillip Bay low tide mark and Dockside Drive. For the removal of doubt this area includes Luna Park, St Kilda Pier, St Kilda Marina, the St Kilda Foreshore Reserve and Catani Gardens. (Road has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Road Safety Act 1986.) A map of the designated area can be found below.2017---2018-SD1-Declared-Area_FINAL


This declaration will operate on:
Thursday the 6th of December 2018 from 4.00 pm to Friday the 7th of December 2018 to 4.00am;
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
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 (s195H Crimes Act 1958) or violent disorder (s195I Crimes Act 1958)

 

 
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