By Andy Young

Kings Cross venues Dreamgirls and Bada Bing have been issued with long-term closure orders over alleged illegal drug use and other licence breaches.

The orders were issued by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) following applications by the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing (OLGR) and NSW Police. 

ILGA said: “The Authority is satisfied serious breaches of the Liquor Act have occurred or are likely to occur and that the long term closure of the premises is necessary to prevent or reduce the risk of a serious threat to the public interest arising from the use, possession and supply of prohibited drugs on the premises.”

Dreamgirls will be closed from 1 February and Bada Bing from 31 January for six months or until persons acceptable to ILGA are confirmed as the licensee and/or approved manager.

Both venues are also required to develop drug control policies in association with NSW Police before they are allowed to re-open.

The ILGA has also placed a number of other requirements on each venue before they are able to open again, full details are available on the ILGA website.

The Shout Team

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