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Dry summer: St Kilda’s beach booze ban voted through

St Kilda’s beach booze ban will last through summer, with the Port Phillip council voting in favour of extending the measure last night.

The council voted 6-3 in favour of extending the 24/7 booze ban in St Kilda until March 31.

It comes after as police issue a warning to revellers as the weather heats up, and three men were injured in bayside violence last week.

“We hope this isn’t a permanent situation,” mayor Dick Gross, one the councillors who voted in favour of the ban, told Ross and John.

Click PLAY for the full chat, including a discussion about Fitzroy St, in which Mr Gross conceded the street had “lost its mojo”

Operation Sandsafe — targetting the City of Port Phillip’s foreshore between Port Melbourne and Elwood — will focus on public order, preventing theft of personal property and road safety.

It’s been running since last year and has seen a strong police presence in the St Kilda area.

Over the coming weeks police will make use of a power which allows them to stop people in a designated area and search them for weapons.

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