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Section 136D Liquor Act 2007
Content of Precinct and Community Liquor Accords

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

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The Legislation

136D Content of precinct and community event liquor accords

(1) A precinct liquor accord or community event liquor accord may include such measures as the Director-General considers are necessary:
(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 accord applies, or
(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 proposed increase in the number of, licensed premises in the precinct or area concerned.

(2) The Director-General must give notice of the terms of a precinct liquor accord or community event liquor accord, and of any variation to the terms of such an accord:
(a) to each licensee who is required to participate in the accord, and
(b) to such other participants in the accord as the Director-General considers appropriate.

(3) Without limiting the measures that may be included in a precinct liquor accord or community event liquor accord, any such accord may include measures requiring a licensee to do any one or more of the following:
(a) to cease serving liquor (including take-away liquor) on the licensed premises during such times as are specified in the accord,
(b) to restrict the public’s access to the licensed premises in a manner and to the extent provided by the accord,
(c) to restrict the use of glass containers on the licensed premises,
(d) to maintain an incident register,
(e) to install and operate closed-circuit television or any other security device on the licensed premises,
(f) to provide security staff in or about the licensed premises.

(4) The provisions of section 134 (2) and (3) apply to or in respect of a precinct liquor accord or community event liquor accord in the same way as those provisions apply to or in respect of a local liquor accord (except that section 134 (2) applies as if the reference to a person entering into a local liquor accord were a reference to a person or body participating in a precinct liquor accord or community event liquor accord).

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