Local News August 1st 2017

Police out in the CBD.

Local News August 1st 2017

Mildura Police will continue to monitor late night venues in Mildura and surrounds. 

Over Friday and Saturday night, officers attended 28 licensed venues across the CBD and surrounds.

On Saturday evening, five males were issued with penalty notices on Langtree Avenue.

The notice was related to behaviour, including being found drunk in a public place, contravening a direction to move and riotous behaviour.

Minor breaches of the Liquor Control Reform Act were detected at four venues.


Over 1500 random breath tests were handed out across the weekend - with Mildura Highway Patrol targeting traffic offences on Sunraysia's roads.

One motorist allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.106%.

Three drivers were caught speeding, with a probationary driver found driving at 156 kilometres for hands on the Mallee Highway.

Two probationary drivers were also fined for carrying more than one peer passenger. 


Venues across Sunraysia will no longer have smoking sections in the outdoor dining areas under new laws coming into effect today.

The outdoor smoking ban is all a part of the Andrews Labor Government's push to reduce the harm caused by smoking and to support more Victorians to quit for good.

Local councils across the state have received financial support to help enforce the bans - with 350 council officers attending training sessions and 180 local law officers appointed to enforce the smoking bans at food fairs and near food stalls at outdoor events.

Chief Preventative Health Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services Dr Bruce Bolam says these initiatives are a top priority.


Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on the Murray Darling Basin Authority to consider conducting a compliance review across the Basin.

The request has been backed by MBDA Chair Neil Andrew.

Mr Andrew says it’s vital that everyone has faith in the compliance system - referencing allegations raised in a media report last week.

Provided the Basin states agree to the review, the MDBA will present the findings to COAG by December 15.