On 24 January 2019 Liquor & Gaming NSW released a statement regarding changes to the process of acquiring and operating Pop-Up Bars and Events in NSW. The changes will commence on 1 March 2019. These changes are part of the ‘Activate Sydney@Night’ program which offers $500,000 in funding for
On 23 February 2019 the NSW Minister for Racing, namely Paul Toole MP, announced changes to the licensing scheme for music festivals to be introduced on 1 March 2019. These changes respond to recent criticisms and discourse surrounding the tendency for casualties to occur at music festivals across the state.
Congratulations to the team at Salt and Palm, Glebe on their successful application for a Primary Service Authorisation (PSA), which has now been approved by the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.
If an applicant before the NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (the Authority) is dissatisfied with the outcome of their application before the Authority, then in some circumstances the applicant can appeal that decision to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
Back Schwartz Vaughan is pleased to have worked once again with the Endeavour Drinks Group (EDG) and the Woolworths Group Limited (WGL), this time in relation to the removal of their existing packaged liquor licence (PLL) in Dee Why to the new Meriton (Lighthouse) Dee Why Town Centre development. As part of the removal application BSV also successfully obtained an extended trading authorisation to allow the PLL to be exercised from 8.00am on Sunday.
The team at Back Schwartz Vaughan Lawyers are pleased to announce the much-anticipated cocktail bar Maybe Sammy have successfully acquired their small bar licence. Behind the new 1950’s Vegas glamour inspired cocktail bar are Stefano Catino and Vince Lombardo, owners of award-winning pizza joint ‘Maybe Frank’.
Hola! The team at Back Schwartz Vaughan congratulates El Camino Cantina Manly on the successful application for a new Restaurant Licence as approved by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority. Situated adjacent to the Manly wharf, El Camino Cantina’s locational benefits are outweighed only by the quality of their operation.
The experienced team at Back Schwartz Vaughan is delighted to announce Liquor & Gaming NSW’s decision to grant the application by Kelly’s Bar and Grill, Chatswood for a new restaurant licence endorsed with a Primary Service Authorisation (PSA).
BSV congratulates Duck and Rice on the grant of an on-premises licence, with a primary service authorisation (PSA) and an extended trading authorisation (ETA). These granted applications will allow the Pitt St Westfield’s newest restaurant to trade from 10.00am to 12 Midnight, 7 days a week on their level 7 premises.
Back Schwartz Vaughan congratulates Huxtaburger Redfern on its recently granted On-Premises Restaurant Licence, approved by the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority on 4 September 2018. Said to have “initiated Melbourne’s burger Renaissance”, Huxtaburger’s influence has been revolutionary and has blazed a trail in Australia’s contemporary burger industry.
On 1 September 2018 the Liquor Regulation 2018 (2018Regulation) replaced the Liquor Regulation of 2008. Like the 2008 Regulation, the 2018 Regulation prescribes matters necessary for the effective operation of the Liquor Act 2007 (the Act) and introduces key changes to support responsible industry development while continuing to prioritise harm minimisation.
BSV wishes to congratulate the Queanbeyan Racing Club on its recently approved liquor licence transfer application. After communications with Queanbeyan Racing Club’s licensee, Mr Brendan Comyn, the team at Back Schwartz Vaughan worked with Liquor & Gaming NSW in securing the approval of the Liquor Licence transfer, enabling the Club to better accommodate the wishes of Queanbeyan’s locals and visitors.
The team at Back Schwartz Vaughan congratulates Pieroth Wines on the successful removal of a packaged liquor licence (PLL) and a producer wholesale licence in Lane Cove West. For over four decades, Pieroth Wines has been a favourite for many Australians, who have been gifted with the many products of the Pieroth business – their wine making practices steeped in over 300 years of German tradition.
Congratulations to the staff at Gami Chicken, Castle Hill, on their recently approved Liquor Licence transfer application! Approved by Liquor & Gaming NSW on 3 July 2018, the transfer permits Gami Chicken to use the on-premises licence attached to the restaurant for the sale of a range of alcoholic refreshments.
Bondi Beach, arguably one of Australia’s most iconic and “happening” locations now boasts the presence of ‘The Pacific Club Bondi Beach Bistro & Beach Club’, a newly established restaurant that is sure to gauge the attention and excite the senses of all its guests. BSV is proud to have worked with The Pacific Club tailoring the restaurant’s On-Premises Liquor Licence, enabling the Pacific Club to accommodate the taste of its customers by complimenting meals with all forms of wine, spirit, cocktail, beer and cider.
BSV is pleased to have worked once again with the Endeavour Drinks Group and the Woolworths Group Limited, this time removing their packaged liquor licence (PLL) in Wyong to Wadalba, permitting the newly constructed Wadalba Woolworths/BWS complex to provide liquor to its numerous local and visiting customers.
We are pleased to advise of the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority’s decision to grant a Packaged Liquor Licence (PLL) to Brandlink, Erskine Park. With the assistance of the experienced team at Back Schwartz Vaughan, Brandlink’s capacity for first-class customer service has been enhanced, as they are now permitted to sell and distribute packaged alcohol through sales made online, over the telephone or via email.
Clubs and hotels are subject to an individual threshold on how many gaming machines they can lawfully operate pursuant to either gaming machine entitlements (GMEs) or, in the case of a hotel, GMEs and/or poker machine permits (PMPs). This is commonly referred to as their Gaming Machine Threshold (GMT)against which they can buy or lease GMEs or PMPs from other venues.
The experienced team at Back Schwartz Vaughan is proud to announce the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority’s decision to grant the application of Three Blue Ducks, Rosebery to change its liquor licence conditions and approved business activities. Already well regarded as one of Sydney’s most versatile venues with an atmosphere to suit all occasions, the now approved changes will allow Three Blue Ducks to better cater to on-site occasions, functions and events.
Back Schwartz Vaughan is pleased to announce the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority’s decision to grant a Primary Service Authorisation to one of Sydney’s leading dining venues, the Waterfront Grill in Darling Harbour. Having only previously held a Restaurant Licence, this Primary Service Authorisation, obtained by Back Schwartz Vaughan on behalf of Waterfront Grill, will now permit Waterfront Grill to provide its customers with alcoholic refreshments without the previous requirement of these refreshments being served ancillary to a meal.
The Squires Landing has officially opened in Circular Quay’s Overseas Passenger Terminal! Boasting arguably the best views of Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Mantle Group Hospitality has delivered to Sydney and its millions of guests an experience they won’t soon forget.
The NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority has officially granted Yayoi, located on Level 3 of Market City in the heart of Sydney’s Chinatown, a Restaurant Licence. Back Schwartz Vaughan was pleased to assist Yayoi in opening their fourth restaurant in Sydney first with an initial Interim Restaurant Authorisation, and now a fully-fledged Restaurant Licence.
Back Schwartz Vaughan was delighted to assist IGA Plus Liquor, Caves Beach to amend the existing packaged liquor licence at the site to allow them to use it as part of an exciting new development project in the area.