Sunshine Coast residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a safe night thanks to the nation’s most comprehensive package of reforms designed to help end alcohol and drug-related violence.
The Sunshine Coast community has had enough of this senseless violence and the Government has heard their concerns and taken action to ensure that bad behaviour is no longer tolerated. The Safe Night Out Strategy includes stronger penalties, targeted action by police, new measures to ensure responsible service of alcohol and initiatives to educate and prevent drug and alcohol-related violence.
Popular nightspots in Maroochydore and Mooloolaba will be included in the Sunshine Coast’s Safe Night Precinct and will have locally coordinated prevention and support initiatives in place to keep patrons safe. Venues trading after midnight in the precinct will be required to have ID scanners, which will allow them to effectively ban unruly patrons from any venue in the area.
These reforms are thanks to the Government’s $44.5 million funding injection in this year’s State Budget as part of our strong plan to make Queensland the safest place to live, work and raise a family.