Liquor and Gaming NSW

​$3300 in fines issued over alcohol sales at former Stamford plaza hotel at double bay

Tuesday, 21 August 2012   [PDF, 48kb]

The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) has completed its investigation into allegations of unlicensed alcohol sales at the former Stamford Plaza hotel in Double Bay.

OLGR has issued fines totalling $3,300 following its investigation which included obtaining witness statements, issuing notices requiring production of documents or information,

interviewing several persons of interest, and the seizure of a quantity of alcohol and other physical evidence regarding the alleged unlawful alcohol sales.

Following examination of the evidence and legal advice, OLGR issued three penalty notices, each carrying a $1,100 fine, to Mr David Churchill for allegedly selling liquor without a licence in contravention of the Liquor Act.

The alleged offences occurred in November 2011 and March 2012 at cabaret dinner

shows hosted at the former Stamford Plaza by a company called Chamber of Secrets, of which Mr Churchill was a director.

Unlicensed liquor sales increase the risk of alcohol being supplied irresponsibly and present a risk of harm to the community. OLGR has targeted unlicensed sales in its
program of compliance activities to ensure that the sale and consumption of alcohol accords with all relevant legislation.

OLGR encourages anyone with information of suspected liquor law breaches to report the matter for investigation by phoning 9995 0837 or emailing complaints@olgr.nsw.gov.au