By Vanessa Cavasinni, editor Australian Hotelier

The Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing (OLGR), will this week be performing compliance checks, targeting the Sydney suburbs of Parramatta and Manly. 

Licensed venues in these suburbs will be targeted to ensure that they remain compliant with licence conditions and New South Wales’ liquor and gaming regualtions.

Anthony Keon, OLGR’s director of compliance and enforcement, said that such checks have been happening throughout the summer period, with a focus on venue management and operating procedures.

“The Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing (OLGR) as well as NSW Police conduct targeted inspections of licensed venues across the State to ensure they are operating responsibly and in line with community expectations.

“This includes ensuring proper management and operating procedures are in place to support responsible service of alcohol and prevent intoxication of patrons, as well as other potential harms. This is particularly important with the busy summer season including the lead-up to Australia Day.”

The unannounced inspections, this week focusing on licensed venues in the south west suburb of Parramatta and Manly in north Sydney, aim to test venue compliance during periods of increased-risk trading.

OLGR has stated that its inspectors will be focusing on practices to prevent intoxication, undesirable liquor promotions and activities, the sale of liquor to minors (both on-premise and take away sales), and Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) accreditation.

The Shout Team

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