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Licensed clubs and venues invited to Council forum

4 August 2018

All licenced sporting, recreational clubs and businesses within the councils of Wattle Range, Kingston & Robe are invited and encouraged to attend an information forum and Liquor Licensing Accord update meeting on Wednesday, 22 August 2018.

Held in the Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre from 6 until 8 pm. This forum will give participants an update about new important Liquor Licensing regulatory changes and an insight into grants & hosting events. Supper will be provided.

Through this initiative Council is hoping to ensure businesses and clubs remain well informed and prepared for changes in the legislation avoiding risk of enforcement by the relevant agencies. It is important that every business or club has at least one representative attend on the night.

Council's Director Development Services Steve Chapple encouraged club representatives and proprietors to attend. “This initiative across the three regions arranged by Wattle Range Council provides opportunity not only for information sharing but a unique chance for clubs and businesses from across the Council’s to meet and share ideas and develop strong networks” Mr Chapple said.

The meeting will be opened by Mr Chapple who said - “To ensure that clubs and businesses remain profitable and aware of their responsibilities we are eager to bring these guest speakers to one location on one night for your benefit.

“We plan to have Tony Elletson, Limestone Coast Local Government Association’s Star Club, Field Officer providing a StarClub update and speaking on how to secure funding and local club training. Also, the Executive Officer of Clubs SA, Mike Penfold, will be attending to provide an overview of the changes to Liquor Licence Act and how these changes will affect your licence.

“Sporting clubs need to be prepared in the lead up to finals and businesses be aware, as we have been warned that it is not a matter of ‘if’ more a matter of ‘when’ your premises will be visited by Consumer Business Services Enforcement Officers.

“Wattle Range Council’s Manager of Development, Health & Compliance, John Best will present an overview of the new Planning, Development & Infrastructure Act which will likely impact these facilities. John will also highlight how to obtain development approval for a new activity then speak about fire safety requirements which apply to any building that is used by the public.

“Nigel Blake, Educational Manager, TAFE SA will speak about hosting events linking into tourism opportunities and will cover safe food handling. Roger Babolka, Economic Development Manager, Wattle Range Council, will share tips on successful grant writing. 

“Finally, the meeting will be closed by Sergeant Andy Stott, Manager Crime Prevention SAPOL to assist with questions and to emphasise the importance of security & CCTV.

The evening forum has been scheduled in this format to enable volunteers, committee members of sporting & recreational clubs, and proprietors of food/liquor businesses to be able to attend.

To assist with catering and seating those interested in attending should contact 8733 0900 by Monday, 20 August 2018.




For further information please contact:

Steve Chapple, Director Development Services
Email:                       council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:               (08) 8733 0900


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