Jacaranda Advisory
Industry Update - April 2015 - No. 126

Queensland Gaming Revenue Trend - Another record month

April 2015 has shown an increase in gaming revenue growth for Queensland Hotels and Clubs compared to last year.

Total state gaming revenue has increased 5.61% on April 2014. 

The growth and decline that the gaming industry (as a result of the 100% non smoking ban introduced 1 August 2006, and economic factors) has experienced since January 2007 on a yearly month on month basis are illustrated in the following graphs:


Calculated from Data sourced from the Queensland Government - Office of Liquor & Gaming Regulation

The Office of Liquor & Gaming Regulation have now upgraded their statistics to use the 2011 Census data Statistical Area Level 4 reporting areas.

A comparison of each area to the same month last year and also financial year to date performance is outlined below:

Source: Calculated from Data sourced from the Queensland Government - Office of Liquor & Gaming Regulation  

Changes to risk-assessed management plans (RAMPs) 

The passing of the Safe Night Out Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 has resulted in a number of amendments to the Liquor Act 1992, including changes to the requirements for risk-assessed management plans.

In certain situations the Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming may now direct a licensee or permittee to change their RAMP.  The Commissioner will provide the licensee or permittee with a written notice that explains:

  • the required changes to the RAMP
  • the reason for these changes
  • when the amended plan must be provided to the Commissioner.

The licensee or permittee must comply with the direction, otherwise they have committed an offence which will result in a maximum of 25 penalty units with a monetary value of $2,846.

If you would like assistance with reviewing your current RAMP, or have been notified of required changes to your RAMP, please phone us to discuss.

Save the date - Annual Liquor Industry Action Group Conference 

The Logan and the South West Brisbane Liquor Accords extend an invitation to interested parties to attend their annual conference.

  • The Annual Liquor Industry Action Group Conference
    9am-3pm, Wednesday, 24 June 2015
    Beenleigh PCYC.

The focus of the conference will be compliance and regulation, transport issues surrounding the safe movement of patrons from licensed premises, and alcohol-related domestic violence.

For more information email snp@justice.qld.gov.au

Safe Night Precinct 

Licensees within Safe Night Precincts (SNP) must be incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 in order to become a prescribed association.

Once prescribed, local boards will be able to apply for operational and seed funding.  

The next round for operational grants of up to $50,000 opened on 1 May 2015, with applications closing on 31 May 2015.  

If you require assistance with the incorporation of your SNP board, or your grant application, please contact us.

Extended trading hours applications

The moratorium on applications for liquor trading hours for trade between 12 midnight and 5am ceased on 31 August 2014.

A number of sites have prepared and submitted applications for extended trading hours, and a number have been granted to date.  Early opening or liquor trading hours can also be applied for in certain circumstances.

To extend gaming hours the venue must also extend liquor trading hours.

If you need assistance in preparing extended liquor and gaming hours applications, Community Impact Statements and gaming demand reports please contact us for a quote.

If you would like to discuss any matters please feel free to give us a call on 07 3234 8988 or alternatively email one of the team Frank Balzary at frankb@hmw.com.au, Steve Koman at steve@hmw.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Faithfully
Steven Koman                                                     Frank Balzary
Director                                                                 Director







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