Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - OPINION -

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

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