Tourism supports restaurant liquor licencing reforms

30 May 2013

Tourism Council WA welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing & Gaming, the Hon Terry Waldron to make it easier for licensed restaurants and cafes to serve alcohol without purchasing a meal.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said “this is a great step forward in Liquor Licencing reforms that start focusing on customer needs and service.”

“These reforms will help create vibrant dining and hospitality experiences for locals and visitors in Western Australia.”   

“To remain a competitive destination WA must deliver the highest standards of customer service. The reasonable availability of liquor is a crucial service for WA’s international, interstate and local visitors” said Mr Hall.

“The regulation of liquor should not prevent locals or visitors from enjoying a fantastic hospitality and entertainment experiences at a time and place that the customer considers normal and reasonable” said Mr Hall.

Tourism Council WA believes the ongoing review of the Liquor Act can deliver major benefits to WA as a tourist destination.

“Let’s keep an open dialogue between Government and industry to ensure that the Act recognises the importance of customer service and the tourism industry” said Mr Hall.

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