Eyes on state’s licensed venues

NEW liquor inspectors will be based in Ararat to help tackle problem drinking and gaming in north-west Victoria.

Sunraysia Community Health Services drug treatment services team leader Melissa Lonsdale says alcohol features prominently in Australia’s culture.

Sunraysia Community Health Services drug treatment services team leader Melissa Lonsdale says alcohol features prominently in Australia’s culture.

The eight Victorian Commission for Gaming and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) inspectors will travel across regional Victoria to increase supervision of venues and build stronger relationships with stakeholders, with recruitment to begin this week.

Publican of the Cider Tree and Sandbar Mildura venues, Malcolm  Kalms, said he had only good dealings with the VCGLR inspector in Swan Hill.

Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz said more liquor and gambling inspectors based in regional locations means better monitoring of licensed venues across the state. 

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