Hoteliers have reformed

PUBS and clubs across North Sydney have banded together to stop rowdy behaviour by patrons.

Local licensed venues have reformed the Harbourside Liquor Accord and will work with police and the council to improve public safety and reduce alcohol-related incidents.

Vice-president of the accord’s North Sydney precinct and owner of the Rag and Famish and Mount Street Terrace hotels, Peter Calligeros, said bad behaviour among young drinkers needed addressing.

“We need to educate school leavers on alcohol-related etiquette,” he said.

“They’ve got to understand what’s acceptable and what’s not.”

Harbourside local area commander Allan Sicard said there had been a significant drop in the rate of alcohol-fuelled violence in North Sydney and Mosman.

“Most premises have reduced their violence risk rate by 50 per cent in the last six months due to good practices and good relationships with police,” he said.

While violent outbursts were less common, an issue remained with poor patron behaviour, he said. “We will be working closely with the accord to ensure young people get an education on what behaviour is acceptable.”

The accord is encouraging all licensed venues to join the initiative.


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