Coast pub on shame list told to close early
THE Coast Hotel has been ranked the second most dangerous venue in the state second only to The Argyle in The Rocks district of Sydney.
The list is released halfyearly by Liquor and Gaming NSW and details the number of violent incidents at licensed venues over a 12-month period based on Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research figures.
With 19 violent incidents recorded at the Coast Hotel, this places them into the most restrictive level-one category subject to a number of mandatory conditions, including a 1.30am lockout of patrons.
The hotel has been contacted for comment.
Other conditions they must now abide by include the suspension of alcohol service 30 minutes before closing, no glass containers after midnight, no shots and drink limit restrictions after midnight and a 10-minute alcohol sales time out every hour after midnight or active distribution of water and/or food.
“Venues on the list are closely monitored and incur substantial risk-based loadings to their annual licence fees to offset the additional regulatory oversight,” Liquor and Gaming NSW deputy secretary Paul Newson said.
The violent venues scheme has operated under Schedule 4 of the Liquor Act 2007 since December 1, 2008.
The scheme is designed to regulate licensed premises with high levels of assault and other violent incidents.
In March and September each year, BOCSAR provides Liquor and Gaming NSW with the latest 12 months of alcohol-related violent incident data.
RESTRICTED: Police have been called to 19 violent incidents at the hotel, which puts it in the most restrictive category.