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The City of Cockburn has voted to ban smoking at a number of public places, including beaches and playgrounds.

The smoking ban will take effect immediately and will also include council buildings, sporting facilities and bus stops.

The motion was passed six to four by the Cockburn City Council last night.

The council’s chief executive officer Stephen Cain says signs will be erected in areas where smoking is banned, but there will not be a strong focus on punishing people who do not comply.

“It’s certainly voluntary. In the event that a ranger asks someone not to smoke and they persist, yes, they can be fined, ” he said.

The Cities of Perth and Fremantle have both banned smoking in alfresco dining areas.

Mr Cain says that may be the next move the council considers.

“We’re looking at this as a first stage review and depending on the results we might consider other locations, “he said.

“I know that a number of other local authorities have banned smoking in alfresco areas and maybe that will be appropriate for council in time.”


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