Posted November 27, 2015 19:36:16

The Plantation Hotel on New South Wales’ north coast and Sydney’s Home Nightclub have topped the latest list of the state’s most violent venues.

Most violent venues in NSW

  • Plantation Hotel, Coffs Harbour – 21 incidents
  • House Nightclub, Sydney – 19 incidents
  • Beachcomber Resort and Conference Centre, Toukley – 17 incidents
  • Fusion, Cronulla – 16 incidents
  • Peach Tree Inn Hotel, Penrith – 15 incidents
  • Crown Hotel Parramatta, Parramatta – 14 incidents
  • Ivy, Sydney – 14 incidents

Justice and Police Minister Troy Grant nowadays released the latest snapshot of the state’s most violent venues, revealing a six-fold reduce in violent incidents considering that the list began in 2008.

Mr Grant mentioned there have been 200 violent incidents across 14 venues compared to 1,270 incidents across 48 venues ranked on the 1st violent venues list.

Venues in NSW can be categorised as level a single, with 19 or more violent incidents in a year, or level two, with 12 to 18 incidents.

The Plantation Hotel at Coffs Harbour topped the list with 21 incidents, followed by Sydney’s Property Nightclub with 19 incidents.

They are listed as level one particular venues under the scheme and are topic to a quantity of restrictions, including 1:30am lockouts and additional safety measures.

Mr Grant said he was pleased to see numerous venues enhancing.

“I congratulate the six venues across the state that have been removed from this most recent list,” he stated.

Mr Grant praised Ivy – a level one particular venue in the previous four lists – for reducing its number of violent incidents from 23 in the previous list to 14.

Nonetheless, Mr Grant said it was surprising and disappointing to add the Sydney Cricket (SCG) and Sports Ground Trust, which contains the SCG and the Sydney Football Stadium, to this year’s list.

The trust has turn out to be the initial sporting venue to make the list, with 12 incidents, such as four at NRL fixtures.

“The trust have a lot of severe measures to make positive this doesn’t occur and ultimately this comes down to the people who are acting in this way that bring ultimately all of us into disrepute,” Mr Grant said.

“We will continue to work with the SCG Trust to create on how they’re at the moment responding to alcohol-related violence.

“It really is a essential venue, it is got hundreds of thousands of men and women going by means of it each and every year.”

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