Councillor Antonella Celi
|Posted by antonellaceli on October 10, 2012 at 9:25 AM|
The official launch of the Southern Peninsula Liquor Accord was held at Rye RSL. Congratulations go to all the local entertainment venue business operators, Rosebud police and all stakeholders involved in forming The Accord. This is a significant achievement for the Southern Peninsula and a team effort of time and commitment.The Committee of the Southern Peninsula Liquor Accord achieved so much in a relatively short period of time and I would like to thank all stakeholders involved for their contribution. It definitely shows how much each and every person involved cares about the public health & safety of their local community, their patrons, their business and for the entertainment venue industry on the Mornington Peninsula. I have always been impressed with the robust discussions and the solution-oriented atmosphere around the meeting table and I am confident it will continue well into the future.
If any entertainment venues on the Southern Peninsula want to become a part of the Southern Peninsula Liquor Accord message me and I will provide you with the contact details.
What is a Liquor Accord?
The Liquor Accord is an initiative of the State government through the Department of Justice - Office of Liquor, Gambling and Racing to assist local communities who volunteer to form their own Accords. The aim of the establishment of a local Liquor Accord is to create a responsible, safe and successful entertainment industry for licenses premises. The Liquor Accord develops local straegies to meet the following objectives:
- Minimise anti-social behaviour - destruction of property, violence - caused by the over-consumption of liquor.
- Create effective transport strategies to help patrons commute to and away from venues
- Develop a communication network amongst venue licensees to provide assistance with unruly patrons and to provide warnings to other venues that may potentially attract troublesome patrons who move from one premises to the next.
Some desired outcomes of the Liquor Accord are:
- reducing of anti-social behaviour in and around licensed premises
- increasing staff awareness of responsible service of alcohol principles
- improving licensees, managers and staff knowledge of legislative obligations
- enhancing community cooperation and understanding of the various roles and resources of government agencies
- reducing road trauma directly related to alcohol abuse
- enhancing community engagement in various controls and strategies that affect their community
- improving local amenity.
For more information http://www.liquoraccord.org/liquor-accords/vic