Coles highlights efforts to cut grog harm

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
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With opinions from every corner of the town, Coles has reminded locals of the self-imposed liquor restrictions it places on its highly controversial South Hedland Liquorland store.

A Coles spokesman said although Coles has happily complied with all restrictions and limitations placed on them by the liquor accord and South Hedland police, the store has also been implementing its own restrictions for some time. “In addition to complying with regulatory requirements and additional restrictions agreed with the local liquor accord, Liquorland has also adopted voluntary measures at South Hedland including: a one-carton limit on sales of full-strength beer per customer per day after 3pm; no cask wine; no bottled wine under $7.99; employing security; and all spirits are behind locked glass,” he said.

“We will continue to work with police, the local council and fellow members of the liquor accord to address community concerns.”

In response to Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco’s requests on a temporary closure of the Liquorland store for a trial period, the spokesman declined to make any formal comment until a decision had been made.

“Liquorland takes the responsible service of alcohol very seriously and supports harm minimisation measures that are targeted, reasonable and proportionate,” the spokesman said.

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