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Maroondah liquor forum launch

Pictured (left to right): Maroondah Licensing Inspector Gerard DeVries, Victoria Police, Councillor Natalie Thomas, Maroondah City Council, and Compliance Director Stephen Berriman, VCGLR.

Maroondah licensees, local police and Maroondah City Council have made a formal commitment to responsible service of alcohol best practice by launching a liquor forum and signing an accord document.

Pictured (left to right): Maroondah Licensing Inspector Gerard DeVries, Victoria Police, Councillor Natalie Thomas, Maroondah City Council, and Compliance Director Stephen Berriman, VCGLR.

Creating a liquor forum, and signing an accord agreement, indicates each venue's commitment to best practice and creating a safe, vibrant and enjoyable space with the local community. Forums and accords can improve amenity and safety issues in and around licensed premises.

VCGLR Compliance Director Stephen Berriman and Inspector Katrina Ryden attended the launch of the Maroondah Liquor Accord in Maroodah Council Chambers on Monday 16 November 2015. They were joined by local Victoria Police representatives from Maroondah, Ringwood and Croydon.

Accords, established by liquor forums, promote responsible service of alcohol best practice. The accord also outlines forum members' commitment to:

  • responsible service of alcohol
  • preventing underage drinking
  • responsible advertising and promotion of alcohol
  • local amenity issues
  • safety and security in and around licensed premises.

The forum launch discussed the new Eastland Shopping Centre and its potential impacts on local venues. Licensees also committed to meeting their outside areas closing hours ensuring patrons move inside by 11pm throughout the summer.

Thirty-eight venues throughout the Maroondah local government area have joined the forum. The Maroondah liquor forum brings together a mix of local licensees including sports clubs, restaurant and cafe, late night venues and packaged liquor licensees. This brings the total number of accords to 59 across the state.

Visit liquor forums and accords for more information and how you may find your local forum.

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Article last modified 
17 May 2018