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Protest over liquor licence

Redland Times19/5/2008

ANGRY Coochiemudlo Island residents will meet on Thursday to discuss the approval of a general liquor licence on the island.

Consul Management Pty Ltd has successfully applied to the Commercial and Consumer Tribunal for a liquor licence allowing it to sell takeaway alcohol from the Bayview on Coochie building.

The Liquor Licensing Division had previously rejected the application.

State Member for Redlands John English said he believed the tribunal did not take sufficient notice of community priorities.

The island’s progress association has called a public meeting at the Coochiemudlo Island Community Hall on Thursday, May 22, at 7pm. Enquiries to Bruce Green on 3207 8895.

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Julie Cook
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Julie Cook
8 years 4 months ago
Don’t know if it is too late but is a development application for the actual “business” on the site lodged and approved with Council yet cause if not the opportunity still exists to restrict the licence through Council. The Licence is one issue – the development application is another – just cause the Licence says they can doesn’t mean it will come to fruition if the development application has not been approved. Council have control here I think. Someone should check out if the Council have approved the premises with the licence hours permissible – they have the right to… Read more »
Coochie Progress
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8 years 4 months ago
Hi Julie, I’ve just read your comment in relation to the approved Liquor License and in many ways you are correct. However, as it stands the approval is provisional. The proviso being that the applicant must meet ALL the requirements (including Council development applications) before they are able to commence trading. This they have currently not done! Unfortunately, a legal challenge would be beyond the expense of this community and would be unlikely to overturn the decision. The Tribunal which ruled in favour of the application was acting on what is essentially a very bad piece of legislation. This is… Read more »
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