Dunedin North has escaped a liquor ban as the annual influx of students into the area begins.
Councillors have unanimously voted not to impose a liquor ban in the student area following a recommendation from a sub-committee.
A proposal was tabled early last year to extend the central city liquor ban to Dunedin North after multiple disorder and safety issues with student street parties including the notorious Hyde Street Keg Party.
Instead, the sub-committee recommends a collaborative approach should be developed by key stakeholders to reduce alcohol-related offending.
A report to the council also notes, amendments to local government legislation means any alcohol control bylaws need to be backed up by crime data, which actually shows alcohol-related offending has declined.