AHA NSW director of Liquor and Policing John Green was in Yamba last week meeting with local hoteliers to discuss a range of issues.
Mr Green is speaking at the combined Clarence River, Far North Coast and New England Sub-Branch meeting at Yamba’s Pacific Hotel later this morning. He said the visit is the perfect chance to speak to local hoteliers directly about the issues which affect them.
“We will be discussing a range of topics including schoolies and the annual influx to North Coast centres like Byron Bay,” he said.
“Hoteliers work hard to prepare for the thousands of young people who descend on the region at this time of year – with a particular focus on stopping minors entering hotel bars.“It’s timely to get the message out there, especially to young people looking to blow off steam after their HSC, that anti-social behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated in venues.”
Mr Green said another topic to be discussed was the roll-out of the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) across regional NSW.
“The CDS is set to begin on Friday and I’m sure local hoteliers will have a few things to say about it,” he said.
“Today’s visit is all about listening first-hand to the concerns of local hoteliers while at the same time informing them about state-wide issues that impact them.”