La La Land pinged for not abiding by liquor agreement

BYRON Bay bar, La La Land, has been found in breach of a commitment to abide by a range of measures being trialled by the Byron Bay Liquor Accord.

The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing found the bar to have broken measures which it agreed to in a written document, such as upholding a 1.30am lockout, not serving energy drinks with alcohol after 2am, serving no more than four drinks per person after midnight, not serving shooters/shots at anytime and having patrols circulating from 10pm.

An OLGR inspection found the bar in breach of the above measures and gave the licensee 21 to provide submissions.

After considering the matter, the OLGR rejected the licensees claim that they misinterpreted the requirements of the Byron Bay Liquor Accord's terms and told La La Land they must abide by the conditions or risk a fine of up to $11,000 and/or 12 months imprisonment.

OLGR Director of Compliance Paul Newson said La La Land's failure to abide by the Byron Bay Liquor Accord trial conditions as agreed in writing demonstrated a lack of commitment to contribute to reducing the risk of alcohol-related harm in Byron Bay.


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