​Snowy licensees meeting to promote cooperative approach to successful winter ski season

Snowy Mountains region licensees are invited to attend a meeting with NSW Police Force and Liquor & Gaming NSW representatives on Thursday 9 June to discuss working cooperatively to ensure a safe and successful ski season.

The free two-hour meeting, from 11am at Jindabyne Bowling Club in Bay Street, will be a chance for licensees and regulators to meet, engage and discuss compliance outcomes and observations from last year's winter season as well as plans for the upcoming season.

Between June and September each year the Snowy region experiences a large seasonal influx of visitors and activity providing opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy the winter conditions and for regional tourism and hospitality participants its economic and employment benefits.

However, the peak ski season also brings increased risk of alcohol-related and other harm, so L&GNSW and Police want to work cooperatively with licensees to ensure compliance with liquor, gaming and other regulatory requirements.

The 9 June meeting will include information and statistics on last year's winter season, discussion on compliance issues and expectations for the 2016 season, an industry update on regulatory matters, and advice on how licensees can work effectively with regulators to achieve positive outcomes.

All Snowy region licensees – including from hotels, clubs, packaged liquor outlets and licensed restaurants - are invited to attend the meeting and are asked to RSVP by contacting either Richard Pearce, Monaro Local Area Command on 02 6298 4568 or pear1ric@police.nsw.gov.au  or Jon Cordingley, Crime Coordinator on 02 6298 4580 or cord1jon@police.nsw.gov.au