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Section 136C Liquor Act 2007
Approval of Liquor Accords for Community Events

Section 136C of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Approval of Liquor Accords for Community Events and is set out below.

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The Legislation

136C Director-General may approve liquor accords for community events

(1) The Director-General may:
(a) designate a community event as being an event to which a proposed community event liquor accord is to apply, and
(b) approve a community event liquor accord for that designated event, and
(c) vary, at any time, the terms of a community event liquor accord.

(2) A community event liquor accord applies during the period, and to the area, specified in the accord. Any such period may include a period before or after the designated community event takes place and the area to which the accord applies may comprise more than one specified area (whether or not those areas are contiguous).

(3) In approving a community event liquor accord, the Director-General is to make publicly available, in such manner as the Director-General considers appropriate, each of the following:
(a) the name or description of the community event to which the accord relates,
(b) the period during which the accord is to apply,
(c) a map showing the area to which the accord is to apply.

(4) The Director-General may approve a community event liquor accord for a community event only if the Director-General is satisfied that:
(a) in the area in which the accord is to apply there is, or there is a potential for, a significant risk of harm to members of the public associated with the misuse and abuse of liquor (including harm arising from violence or other anti-social behaviour), and
(b) the measures to be provided for by the accord are necessary:
(i) to prevent harm to members of the public associated with the misuse and abuse of liquor in the area in which the accord is to apply (including harm arising from violence or other anti-social behaviour), or
(ii) to protect and support the good order or amenity of that area in connection with issues arising from the presence of, or proposed increase in the number of, licensed premises in that area.

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