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On 13 September 2016 the NSW Government released the independent statutory review of the 1.30am lockout and 3am last drinks measures in the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross. The review also considered the 10pm take away liquor restriction throughout NSW, and the periodic liquor licence fee system.
Further information about the review and the review report is available on the Independent Liquor Law Review website.
On 8 December 2016 the Government announced it would maintain the lockout and last drinks laws and implement the key recommendations of the statutory review. In line with the review, the lockout laws will be relaxed for live entertainment venues in Sydney's CBD and Kings Cross and takeaway and home delivery sales will be extended from 10pm to 11pm across the State.
The Government also announced changes to other areas of the State's liquor laws:
More information on the Government's response and reforms to NSW liquor legislation can be found here.
In considering its response to the Independent Liquor Law Review and associated reforms to the liquor legislation, the Government also considered the:
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