PLANNED OPERATION IN DONCASTER
DECLARATION OF DESIGNATED AREA UNDER SECTION 10D (1) OF THE CONTROL OF WEAPONS ACT 1990
The Assistant Commissioner, Eastern 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, the area incorporating the Westfield Shoppingtown and Transport precinct in Doncaster bounded by Westfield Drive and Grosvenor St to the North, Tower St, Goodson St and Roseville Ave to the East, Williamsons Rd to the West and Doncaster Rd to the South.
(Road has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Road Safety Act 1986).
(refer to map below)
Map of designated area
This declaration will operate on the 11th of February 2022 between 1.00 pm and 9.00 pm 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.
(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).
Reviewed 09 February 2022