By Ian Neubauer

Sydney’s iconic Taylor Square Hotel has been forced to close down its T2 nightclub this week following a ruling by the Land and Environment Court.

SX News reported the nightclub had been operating without an entertainment license or development approval. The licensee had also reportedly failed to comply with repeated requests relating to building and safety standards following a 2007 inspection that identified 50 deficiencies.

City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP told SX News the ruling follows years of complaints from local residents and nearby businesses.

“There have been ongoing complaints about this premise, particularly on weekends when a day club operates effectively creating 24-hour trading,” Moore said.

“While late night venues help create a vibrant city, poorly managed premises impact on residents’ safety and amenity. There needs to be a balance between providing late night entertainment and ensuring a safe and pleasant living environment for the city’s 165,000 residents,” she said.

The ruling prohibits the licensee from using the premises for public entertainment unless a development application is approved. The licensee must also restrain from advertising or leasing the premises for public entertainment. In addition, the licensee will be required to pay the City of Sydney’s legal expenses.

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