It'll Soon Be Easier To Get A Drink On The Street Than In A Bar - Welcome To Sydney

31 March 2016 | 11:57 am | Staff Writer

Yep, this could be a thing.

Lockout laws are still very much a thing in Sydney but in a bizarre twist, locals may soon be able to drink alcohol in streets and parks following plans to scrap 62 alcohol-free zones in the city.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Lord Mayor Clover Moore has revealed plans to remove public drinking restrictions, including streets and parks, in Newtown, Surry Hills, Redfern, Waterloo, Alexandria, Erskineville, Rosebury and Darlinghurst.

While initials claims suggest the move is being undertaken by Moore as a way to garner votes from younger demographics, given that the number of Sydney's alcohol-free zones is pushing up to 400, the council say it is simply about crime statistics showing minor rates of violence in a number of alcohol-free zones. 

However, NSW Police are pushing back on the council's plans, suggesting that the zones prevent acts such as stealing, violence and damage.

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This is all conveniently going down as the city's lockout laws come under review, but if this does pass, we can't help but scratch our heads as to why this is fine, but bottle shops closing after 10pm isn't?

Welcome to Sydney, folks.