District Licensing Committee

The Thames-Coromandel District Licensing Committee deals with alcohol licensing matters for the Thames-Coromandel District under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act).

The Thames-Coromandel District Licensing Committee is a separate legal entity of Council. The functions of the District Licensing Committee are specified by the Act. 

The District Licensing Committee considers and determines:

  • All new licence applications for licences and manager certificates, either contested or uncontested. All renewal applications for licences and managers certificates, either contested or uncontested.
  • Applications for Temporary Authorities.
  • Applications for variation.

Other functions of the District Licensing Committee include conducting inquiries, reporting, and making referrals to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA).

Contested applications (applications that are opposed or objected to) are heard in front of a panel of the District Licensing Committee at a public hearing.

The District Licensing Committee meet as and when required.

District Licensing Committee Membership

Commissioners (and also list members):

  • Murray Clearwater 
  • Peter French

List Members:

  • Brent Holmes
  • Cr Louis (Tony) Fox
  • Cr Murray McLean

Uncontested applications for a licence or manager's certificate are decided on solely by a commissioner.

Contested licence or manager's certificate applications require a quorum of three District Licensing Committee members, and will consist of a commissioner and two list members.

District Licencing Committee Administrator

The District Licensing Committee is supported by a Committee Administrator.

If you have any queries regarding the District Licensing Committee please contact Deborah Crowther - District Licensing Committee Administrator via email: deborah.crowther@tcdc.govt.nz or by calling 07 868 0200.

District Licensing Committee Decisions