UNI STUDENTS AT RISK FROM ‘BARN’
OVER two years ago on 17.4.2015, following two previous refusals, the MCJDAP by a vote of 3-2 conditionally approved a development application for demolition of the BWS bottle shop next to the Como Hotel and the construction of a Dan Murphy’s liquor barn.
On 13.8.2015, ALH the owner sought to change two conditions.
It was successful in removing the condition that “lowest price guarantee” not be displayed on the building, but not in extending the time from two to three years, by which construction was to be substantially commenced. Consequently, development approval has since lapsed.
Meanwhile, an application to vary the tavern licence that covers both the hotel and existing bottle shop was heard by the Liquor Licensing Commission on October 27, 2017. The main objectors are the City of South Perth and Save Como Action Group, together with individual objectors.
The chairman indicated that two issues are to the fore, traffic, and a primary objective of the Liquor Control Act 1988: to cater for the requirements of consumers for liquor and related services, with regard to the proper development of