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26 June 2019

NSW Government grants to help make local communities venues safer

The NSW Government’s Liquor Accords Grants program has provided over $100,000 for 10 projects across the state to help make licensed venues and local communities safer.

The projects will promote safety in and around licensed venues as well as encourage responsible alcohol consumption and deter anti-social behaviour.

These one-off grants have attracted a strong response from communities across NSW and support a range of creative concepts to boost community safety.

Liquor accords bring together licensed venues, councils, police and other government, industry and community groups to deliver practical local solutions for reducing alcohol-related harm.

The NSW Government is pleased to provide these grants which will enable liquor accords to build on the great work they’re already doing.

The 10 successful projects are:

Gunnedah and District Liquor Accord: $7,400 for late-night transport for licensed venues patrons in the CBD on Friday and Saturday nights.

Hastings Liquor Accord: $15,000 for an awareness campaign targeted at good decisionmaking and road safety awareness, and better late-night transport options.

Inner West Drug Action team, Marrickville: $15,000 for Stay Safe Solutions, an early intervention program to target underage and binge drinking.

Kiama Liquor Accord: $3,500 for the accord, local council and police to develop and deliver a youth resilience program covering issues such as bullying, alcohol and good decision-making.

Lake Macquarie Liquor Accord: $15,000 to provide a courtesy bus to help patrons of licensed venues get home safely late at night.

Maitland Liquor Accord: $8,775 to design and implement a peer safety program titled ‘Safe Nights Out - Stop a good night turning feral’.

Northern Beaches Liquor Accord: $12,950 to develop and deliver a program titled ‘Dark Matter – a late night guide for Northern Beaches school leavers’.

Queanbeyan Liquor Accord: $7,000 to deliver ‘Not a minor problem – Underage Drinking Sporting Club Talks’ – a series of education programs targeting young people.

Tweed Heads/Tweed Coast Liquor Accord: $15,000 to work with high school students on issues associated with serving and supplying alcohol in the hospitality and retail industries.

Wollondilly Liquor Accord: $2,800 for a community awareness campaign on domestic violence delivered through 21 local licensed venues and 12 bottle shops.

MEDIA INQIURIES: Eric Aubert (02) 9995 0794, 0438 207 294