Hospitality and Racing CEO Anthony Keon said the Regulatory Roadshows aim to engage with regional hospitality and racing industries. Picture: NSW Government

The NSW Government hits the road in Newcastle from Tuesday 2 May, with the first of a series of Regulatory Roadshows that will open direct dialogue with the hospitality and racing sectors in regional areas.

Hospitality and Racing CEO Anthony Keon said the Regulatory Roadshows aim to engage with industry, sharing the Government’s current regulatory priorities and to listen directly from stakeholders about their experiences.

“The hospitality and racing industries are both important to our economy and have great potential to stimulate job growth across NSW,” Keon said. “The regulatory roadshows are a great opportunity for industry members from licensed venues and race clubs to learn how the NSW Government intends to work with them, and for us to hear from them directly about their perspectives and challenges.

“The series will feature a range of speakers, interactive panel discussions and information booths showcasing the services available to the industries.

“We encourage liquor licensees and other key stakeholders to take this opportunity to engage with our regulators and provide valuable input on key issues affecting their sectors.”

The first roadshow at Newcastle International Sports Centre – known as McDonald Jones Stadium homeground to the Newcastle Knights and Newcastle Jets FC and owned by the NSW Government – will cover topics including compliance trends and focus areas, an update on liquor licence reforms licensing trends and industry training changes. A second roadshow is to be held in Bathurst on Tuesday 18 July, with two more to be announced later this year.

Keon said the roadshow series is designed to facilitate knowledge sharing across the sectors.

“Industry participants can hear first-hand the issues that we will be focusing on over the coming period and where we will be targeting our regulatory efforts,” he said. “The series serves as a great networking opportunity and chance to promote closer collaborations between the Government and industry stakeholders.

“We are committed to working collaboratively with the hospitality and racing industries and help ensure our new priorities lead to tangible benefits for the sectors and wider community.”

For more details of the roadshows, visit the L&G website 

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