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30 August 2018

New regulations for a safe and vibrant industry

A range of new measures to improve and streamline the way the NSW liquor industry is regulated begin from 1 September following detailed community and industry consultation.

The changes will include a 12-month trial allowing craft brewers in Sydney’s inner west to trade more like small bars and advanced training in responsible service of alcohol for licensees and managers of venues .

Liquor & Gaming NSW Deputy Secretary Paul Newson said the new Liquor Regulation 2018 supports responsible industry development while continuing to focus on preventing and reducing alcohol-related harms.

“The changes will cut red tape for industry for minor administrative matters and simplify processes for setting up new businesses,” Mr Newson said.

“Liquor & Gaming NSW is taking a modern and innovative approach to regulation of the NSW liquor industry to promote safe, vibrant and diverse entertainment options.”

Liquor & Gaming NSW conducted a wide-ranging consultation process to develop the new regulation, considering feedback from stakeholders including industry groups, liquor accords, health bodies and local councils.

Media: Eric Aubert: 02 9995 0794, 0438 207 294