As reported on www.news.com.au
SMOKING will be banned on Victoria’s most famous beach as a plan to butt out in public places gains momentum.
Surf Coast Shire Council will make Bells Beach one of the first in the state to go smoke free.
It is also seeking to ban glass.
All major beaches in Torquay, Jan Juc and the Surf Coast will be affected by the bans that will see people fined for breaking beach rules.
Surf Coast mayor Dean Webster said the council was now likely to roll out the bans without a public trial.
“If we’re going to do it for one beach we should do it anywhere that’s heavily frequented by families,” he said.