Manningham Council is reminding residents who smoke to make sure they are aware of their surroundings and not to light up in prohibited smoking areas.
A man recently faced Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on a number of charges; including smoking in an enclosed workplace at Westfield Doncaster, failing to state his name and address to Manningham Council’s Local Laws Officers, and littering.
The man pleaded guilty and was placed on a 12 month good behaviour bond and ordered to pay nearly $800 to the Magistrates’ Court.
It is a timely reminder to smokers to ensure they only smoke in designated smoking areas or they risk an on-the-spot fine of $148.
Manningham Council is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of the community and regularly patrols prohibited smoking areas.
Prohibited smoking areas include; skate parks, public swimming pools, shopping centre car parks, loading docks and any area of the workplace that is significantly enclosed.