Liquor vote reconsidered

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
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Town of Port Hedland councillors will discuss their position concerning an application under section 64 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 again at next week’s council meeting despite holding a special council meeting on the issue last month.

Town chief executive David Pentz received a notice of motion from Councillor Lincoln Tavo this month to revoke part one of the decision made at the special council meeting on February 27.

At the meeting, councillors voted six to two against supporting the application by WA Police to the director general of the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor, instead voting for various points of engagement with agencies and communities to continue to battle the issue of alcohol-related antisocial behaviour.

At a meeting next week, councillors will vote whether to revoke this decision, and only if the vote is passed can the option to support section 64 restrictions be reconsidered.

If the council votes not to revoke the decision, support for section 64 will not be reconsidered.

Crs Lincoln Tavo, Jan Gillingham and Mayor Camilo Blanco signed the notice of motion to revoke the previous decision on March 9.

A public agenda briefing will be held tonight and the council meeting will be on March 22.

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