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Section 31 Liquor Act 2007
Restrictions on Granting Packaged Liquor Licences

Section 31 of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Restrictions on Granting Packaged Liquor Licences and is set out below.

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The Legislation

31 Restrictions on granting packaged liquor licences

(1) A packaged liquor licence must not be granted for premises that comprise a general store unless the Authority is satisfied that:
(a) in the neighbourhood of the premises concerned, no other take-away liquor service is reasonably available to the public, and
(b) the grant of the licence would not encourage drink-driving or other liquor-related harm.

(2) A packaged liquor licence must not be granted for premises comprising a service station or take-away food shop.

(3) In this section:”general store” means a convenience store, mixed business shop, corner shop or milk bar that has a retail floor area of not more than 240 square metres and that is used primarily for the retail sale of groceries or associated small items.”service station” means premises that are used primarily for the fuelling of motor vehicles involving the sale by retail of petrol, oil or other petroleum products.”take-away food shop” means premises that are used primarily for the preparation and sale of food for immediate consumption away from the premises (whether or not food is also consumed on the premises).

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