A TAVERN licence for the Canning Vale/Southern River area has been granted to proponents of a Brooklands Tavern proposal following a decision by the Liquor Licensing Court of WA.
The court heard submissions for three licence proposals in the area during April, May and June this year, from representatives of the Brooklands Tavern, Sticky Wicket and Last Drop bids.
With the proposals so close in physical proximity to each other and taking into account similar existing establishments, the court decided to grant only one licence.
The deciding factor for the court was a comparison of the design and operation evidence submitted by both the Brooklands Tavern and Sticky Wicket groups, which led the court to conclude that the Brooklands Tavern proposal would better provide for the public requirements for liquor and related services.
The third applicant, the Last Drop proposal, was rejected on the grounds that it had failed to establish that it would provide for the requirements of a different section of the public in the area, given the existing premises of the nearby Nicholson’s Bar and Grill and Lakers Tavern.
The court was not satisfied that a significant section of the population in the relevant affected area has a subjective requirement for liquor and related services at the proposed premises.
In addition, the results from a sample survey submitted to the court did not satisfy the court that the public had a requirement to purchase liquor at the proposed establishment.
The company behind the Brooklands Tavern bid, Piperfield Pty Ltd, was represented by Dan Mossenson from law firm Phillips Fox.
Piperfield director Ross Hancock said the successful application came down to the demonstration of a need for the tavern in area, which is one of the fastest growing in the State.
He added that construction of the tavern would begin as soon as possible, with an anticipated opening date around July 2004.
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