State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has today advised the Caloundra community they have until 11 July 2018 to make submissions on the Baringa Taverns’ liquor and gaming applications.
“The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation wrote to me last week advising they have received applications from Baringa Tavern for “approval to sell liquor for consumption on and off the premises (takeaway liquor)” as well as for a gaming machine licence for the installation for 45 machines at the hotel located at Edwards Terrace, Baringa, “ Mr McArdle said
“As Caloundra grows, so too grows commercial endeavours in Caloundra. It comes as no surprise to me that a commercial hotel would seek this type of licence in the new development here.
“However, it is important the community consider the two applications, for the sale of liquor and the installation of gaming machines, and decide on their personal position now.
“It can be argued that commercial hotels have both positive and negative impacts on a local community. They can provide a genuine social gathering point and add economic growth to the area, yet social issues can develop.
“A member of public over the age of 18 can make a written objection or submission directly to the Commissioner regarding whether the granting of these application will impact the community. The letter should take into consideration at least one ‘Grounds for Objection’ mentioned in the below document.”
Letters can be submitted to:
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
12 First Avenue
Maroochydore QLD 4558
For further information contact: Media Unit, Office of Mark McArdle, 0438 449 243.