The Amaroo Hotel has been named as one of the states’ violent venues on the latest NSW Government’s list.
A Sydney and Coffs Harbour venue were recorded at level one, while 10 venues were listed at level two and four were removed from the previous list.
The Amaroo Hotel was listed fourth on the level two category with 15 violent incidents recorded.
The half-yearly list ranks venues according to violent incidents recorded in a 12-month period. Venues are added to the list if they have 12 or more incidents.
The pub will be subject to strict conditions in an effort to curb alcohol-related violence after being named on the list on Tuesday.
Liquor & Gaming NSW Deputy Secretary Paul Newson said the results show an improvement from the previous list and confirm that levels of alcohol-related violence continue to trend down.
“There are now two venues in the most restrictive level one category compared to three six months ago, while the number of level two venues has fallen from 11 to 10,” Mr Newson said.
“It’s pleasing that several previously named venues have improved their safety record and have either been downgraded from level one to level two, or removed from the list completely.
“This shows the violent venues scheme is having a positive impact in encouraging venues to reduce levels of alcohol-related violence.”
Mr Newson said that compared to when the scheme began in 2008, there has been an overall fall of 86 per cent in the number of violent incidents at listed venues – from 1,270 to 183.
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