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Section 136B Liquor Act 2007
Approval of Liquor Accords for Precincts

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

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The Legislation

136B Director-General may approve liquor accords for designated precincts

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

(2) The designated precinct to which a precinct liquor accord applies or is to apply must be shown on a map that is made publicly available in such manner as the Director-General considers appropriate.

(3) The Director-General may approve a precinct liquor accord for a designated precinct only if the Director-General is satisfied that:
(a) in the precinct 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 precinct (including harm arising from violence or other anti-social behaviour), or
(ii) to protect and support the good order or amenity of the precinct in connection with issues arising from the presence of, or any proposed increase in the number of, licensed premises in the precinct.

(4) The Director-General may terminate a precinct liquor accord at any time by notice in writing given to the persons or bodies participating in the accord.

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