Booze battle

MAYLANDS MP Lisa Baker is again rallying locals to oppose Woolworths’ bid for a liquor licence at the Peninsula Tavern.

Bayswater council and the Maylands Residents and Ratepayers Association also opposed the proposed 1200sqm Dan Murphy’s liquor barn on the Railway Parade site, which was rejected by the liquor commission in February 2016.

But Woolies’ subsidiary Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group appealed to the supreme court, which ordered the commission to review its decision at a new hearing on December 12.

• Lisa Baker is organising a community meeting to co-ordinate opposition to Woolies’ plans for the Peninsula Tavern.

Ms Baker is holding a campaign meeting today (Saturday June 17) at her Beaufort Street office, to co-ordinate the fight against the appeal.

“We reject the idea of a greatly expanded cheap liquor outlet because it will increase anti-social behaviour and have a negative impact on ‘at-risk’ people in Maylands,” she says.

“It will add nothing new to the amenity of our village—just more alcohol.

“The fight against big liquor discounters in our community is back on.”


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