I fully support council’s unanimous decision to write a letter …

Comment on Mood change in council on grog issues? by Hal Duell.

I fully support council’s unanimous decision to write a letter to NT Gaming and Licensing asking for sufficient time for council’s meeting cycle to take place before the deadline for their objections, if any, to be conveyed to the commission.
For some years now liquor license applications have been presented to council’s mid-month committee meetings with their decision to object or not expected before the ordinary meeting at the end of the month. Council doesn’t work that way. Recommendations are made in the mid-month meetings, and formally ratified at the end of the month.
If the commission is serious about asking council’s opinion, then they can give them enough time to form one.

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Mood change in council on grog issues?
The issue last Monday night was the Rock Bar’s application to extend its trading hours from 1am to 2am.
Montes just down the street advertises its hours from 11am till late. Not sure how late is late.
Bojangles, next door to the Rock Bar is open, I think, until 4am.
So I’m with those Councillors who do not object to the Rock Bar staying open an extra hour.
But where I do agree with Mayor Ryan is in wondering why gambling licenses, or changes to existing licenses, are not subject to public debate.
Or are they?
If they are, then why wasn’t Council asked for its opinion?


Mood change in council on grog issues?
@Leigh Childs
The Gapview had an application to vary its take-away trading hours extended. Unless I’m mistaken, the Casino would have asked for an extension of its on-site trading hours. I’m not sure they even do take-away.
Big difference, although if you follow Bob’s advise and ask the commission, it would be interesting to hear their reply.


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