There are just two weeks for people across the industry to have your say on a draft Cumulative Impact Assessment from the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority on the future of liquor laws in Sydney CBD and Kings Cross.

As part of the 24-hour economy reforms, the freeze on new liquor licences in the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross precincts is being replaced with an evidence-based approach to managing the higher concentrations of licensed premises in these precincts and their cumulative impacts.

Liquor and Gaming NSW says this approach is expected to open new business opportunities in suitable areas of the precincts, while continuing to manage higher-risk locations.

The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority has released a draft Cumulative Impact Assessment for public consultation. It sets out the proposed approach to managing licensing applications in four areas of concern known as ‘Cumulative Impact Areas’ where cumulative impacts and risks of alcohol-related harm are greater.

The four proposed Cumulative Impact Areas include:

  • South CBD
  • Darlinghurst/Oxford Street
  • Wynyard Station and surrounds
  • Kings Cross

To read the draft Cumulative Impact Assessment and have your say, visit the NSW Have Your Say website.

You can vote in a quick poll, complete a short survey or upload a submission. The closing date is 5:00pm 31 March 2021.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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