LOCKOUT DEBATE

 

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More than 11 Million visitors a year   |   40,000 guests every Friday and Saturday   |   2,800 Cameras   |   258 Strong Security Team

There has been much recent discussion around Sydney’s lockout laws.

It’s important to note that the Pyrmont precinct is not located within the Sydney CBD lockout area and that is why these laws do not apply to local businesses, including The Star Sydney and a number of other pubs, bars and restaurants.

The Star supports a broader response to the issue of alcohol related violence which focuses on three areas:

  • Consistent enforcement of RSA laws across all licensed venues;
  • Encouraging measures that promote personal responsibility and sufficiently penalise and deter individuals who engage in antisocial behaviour; and
  • Provision of education and training for licensed venues and working collaboratively with them in relation to measures that promote safety and discourage illegal and anti-social behaviour.

The safety and comfort of our guests is of paramount importance. The Star delivers world’s best practice in terms of security and surveillance operations and staff training, especially in the area of RSA. There are more than 2800 closed circuit television cameras at The Star and a security and surveillance team of 258 personnel.

Much has been said about the statistics that are used to analyse the level of alcohol related incidents in Sydney.

The Star supports a methodology of statistical analysis for alcohol related violence that factors in the number of customers received.

The Star now receives more than 11 million visitors a year, far higher than any other licensed venue in NSW, and has a far greater level of oversight and regulation than any other licensed operator in the state. The Star attracts approximately 40,000 guests every Friday and Saturday night, and this does not include hotel and restaurant guests.

 

We continue to work with NSW Police and the casino regulator to minimise all forms of anti-social behaviour and ensure The Star remains one of the safest licensed venues for local and international guests.*

Our safety record is strong. Our figures for 2015 – assault numbers that have been agreed by the casino regulator – show an incident rate of around one per 211,000 visitors.

There is currently a Government review in progress of the NSW lockout laws and The Star is also participating in government-led round table discussions, looking at what needs to be done to sustain a successful night time economy in Sydney.

*Report was Euromonitor International, Tourist Attractions Australia, 2011.

The Star supports a methodology of statistical analysis for alcohol related violence that factors in the number of customers received.

The Star supports a methodology of statistical analysis for alcohol related violence that factors in the number of customers received.