The Liquor Licensing (Small Venue Licence) Amendment Bill 2012 amended the Liquor Licensing Act and was the catalyst for the thriving small bar scene we now have in the city centre.
Low cost, low documentation licenses make it easier for entrepreneurs to set up a variety of licensed businesses such as specialist bars and hybrid café bars.
The South Australian Government introduced the changes following consultation with small venue operators, who said that the liquor licensing system was expensive and complex. The new streamlined reforms provide for flexibility and simplicity, help create a more diverse hospitality industry and support new entrepreneurs.
The Government also set up a new ‘one stop shop’ to help people interested in obtaining a license for a small venue, to find their way through the liquor licensing system. Included in the service is a dedicated case manager and help with various approvals.
The Capital City Committee supported red tape reduction as part of the vision to make Adelaide one of the world’s most liveable cities by helping new enterprise flourish in the city and creating the right environment for young entrepreneurs.