13.6 C
Byron Shire
April 19, 2021

Byron nightclub loses trading extension bid

Latest News

Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

Other News

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable...

Red Cross offers additional bushfire grants

Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

Local start-up brings you breakfast in bed

Breakfast is now a whole lot more luxurious with the recent launch of Le Petit Brekkie in the Byron Shire. Changing how we enjoy breakfast, Emma and Kevin, the team behind the business, curate fresh, locally sourced breakfast boxes to be delivered directly to their clients’ doors. With the tagline ‘breakfast in bed, delivered’, Le Petit Brekkie hopes to make the indulgence of a lazy lie-in even more tempting.

Interview with Jean Kittson

Comedian, writer, and social commentator Jean Kittson has the ability to distil complex ideas into commonsense. Jean is one of the national treasures in conversation with Mandy Nolan and Fiona O’Loughlin at No Eggs for Breakfast, a comedic chat themed around life beyond fertility! It seemed remiss not to ask Ms Kittson on her take on the debacle that is federal politics and gender equity.

Electricity ‘fun facts’

Anonymous, Ballina I’m surprised that a part of David Lowe’s online article of March 15 slipped under the fact-check radar (‘Tamara Smith...

A popular Byron Bay nightclub has lost its legal bid to extend its Sunday night trading hours.

The owners of the La La Land nightclub in the CBD took their fight against a decision last year by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (IGLA) to restrict its Sunday night trading hours back to midnight to the NSW Supreme Court.

The club claimed the ILGA was biased in its ruling.

But the court this week ruled against the club, according to the ABC, which reported that the club began efforts seven years ago to keep its bar open till 3am on Monday.

The extended trading hours, according to the ABC, were approved in 2009 despite objections by the NSW police commissioner who had concerns about the increasing alcohol-fuelled violence in the town.

The nightclub in 2010 applied for a 4am trading licence for the whole week, which was rejected by the ILGA.

According to APN Media, La La Land’s owners had argued the shortened hours were not in the public interest and limited hospitality workers’ ability to enjoy evening recreation on one of the only nights available to them.

They also claimed the decision was biased, given that a handful of other NSW bars and restaurants were granted post-midnight licences about the same time as theirs was denied.

Justice Christine Adamson dismissed the appeal and ordered La La Land’s licensees to pay all of the ILGA’s court costs.

The club now has 28 days to appeal the court decision.

APN Media reported that the nightclub’s management was issued a warning last year after undercover Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing agents found they had let people in after its 1.30am lock-out on a Saturday night, served alcoholic energy drinks after 2am, failed to provide adequate security and served more than four drinks to a single punter after midnight.

Earlier this year, the nightclub was gutted by a fire, forcing 20 people to flee the building and around 50 residents from a nearby backpackers’ hostel were evacuated as a precaution.

 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Another terrible blow to Byron’s image amongst the young and the restless of GenM (maggotted). Now what are these hapless folk to do at 3am? Stumble the pathways..flake out on the Wicked van mattress..find a friendly toilet to purge the nights imbibements? Let’s hope the blowback from this doesn’t stem the flow of one of Byron’s most treasured assets..

  2. Credit to the Court and ILGA for putting public/community safety ahead of pub/club profits. It’s time to urgently adopt earlier last drinks proven so successful in Newcastle and more recently Kings Cross and Sydney CBD albeit its still early days in these latter locations.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Housing crisis and Council

Avital Sheffer, Mullumbimby Population growth in this Shire is inevitable like it or not. Those who are being pushed out by the unfolding housing tragedy are...

Flawed plan

Kai Beijerbacht, Mullumbimby For those of you who haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure you are aware of the ever-increasing housing shortage crisis in...

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable housing’ in Byron Shire but...

Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon by my own choice. Working with...