By Andrew Starke

NSW pubs and hotels will be able to offer extended trading hours on Sunday thanks to the Wallabies appearance in the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup.

The NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) approved extended trading hours for hotels and registered clubs for certain days during 2011 which coincide with significant sporting events.

The ruling allows venues to stay open until midnight instead of 10pm and will apply again next week if the Wallabies can surprise the All Blacks and make the final.

The approval does not override trading hour restrictions imposed by the Director-General or the Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority (or the former Liquor Administration Board or Licensing Court).

In related news, both the NSW OLGR and City of Sydney are offering workshops for licensed venues.

The OLGR annual liquor accords workshop program commenced in September and will run until May next year.

Known this year as ‘Liquor accords – Steps to success’, the program will comprise of 39 workshops held in various locations across NSW.

Click here for your area.

The City of Sydney is hosting a workshop for local business to help navigate the development consent process.

Development Applications 101 will be held at the Australian Hotels Association offices at Level 14, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney on Tuesday, October 18 between 11am – 1pm.

The workshop will:

  • Demystify the development application process
  • Explain when you need to make an application to Council
  • Give an overview of the different Late Night Trading areas and how they work
  • Provide case studies from businesses that have been through the process
  • Outline the Council’s compliance and assessment process

Click here for reservations or more information.

The Shout Team

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