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Ballina pub fined $14,400 for COVID breaches

A hotel on the NSW north coast has been issued six infringement notices over alleged breaches of the Public Health Order and Liquor Act.

Police say that on Sunday 27 September, licensing officers from Richmond Police District conducted a business inspection at a hotel in Brighton Street, East Ballina.

Officers returned to the licensed premises for another inspection the following Sunday.

It will be alleged on both occasions that customers were continued to be served alcohol after they were heavily intoxicated and were gathering in large groups, in breach of the current COVID-19 Public Health Order.

Following inquiries, the hotel and its licensee were issued six infringement notices yesterday, including:

  • two $5000 notices for not comply with noticed direction re S7/8/9 – COVID 19 – corporation;
  • two $1100 notices for licensee permit intoxication;
  • two $1100 notices for licensee fail to comply with conditions of licence.

Police say further business compliance inspections are planned.

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