Section 136A Liquor Act 2007 | Precinct and Community Event Liquor Accords


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The Legislation

Section 136A of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Precinct and Community Event Liquor Accords and is set out below.

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136A General provisions

(1) For the purposes of this Act, a “precinct liquor accord” or a “community event liquor accord” is a set of measures, approved by the Director-General under this Division, that aim to do either or both of the following:
(a) to minimise or prevent alcohol-related violence or anti-social behaviour, or other alcohol-related harm, in the precinct or area to which the relevant liquor accord applies,
(b) to protect and support the good order or amenity of any such precinct or area in connection with issues arising from the presence of, or any proposed increase in the number of, licensed premises in that precinct or area.

(2) Each of the following persons or bodies may, in accordance with arrangements established by the Director-General, participate in a precinct liquor accord or community event liquor accord (including the development of a proposed liquor accord):
(a) the licensee for any licensed premises situated in the precinct or area to which the accord applies or is to apply,
(b) the Commissioner of Police,
(c) a local council,
(d) persons who are running businesses or commercial operations in the precinct or area to which the accord applies or is to apply,
(e) a community representative (as approved by the Director-General) for the precinct or area to which the accord applies or is to apply,
(f) such other persons or bodies as the Director-General considers appropriate.

Licensees can be required to participate in a liquor accord. See section 136E.

(3) A precinct liquor accord or community event liquor accord does not require the agreement of the accord participants to the measures provided for by the accord.