Hospitality & Racing’s fourth Regulatory Roadshow took place in inner Sydney last week, with industry operators coming together at the Sydney Cricket Ground to engage with senior executives from the government regulator.
More than 110 representatives from pubs, clubs and the racing industry met with key staff on 30 October to discuss the issues affecting them and hear the latest on the NSW Government’s regulatory priorities.
As well as gaming reform, engaged with the executive and 24-Hour Economy Commissioner Michael Rodrigues about the NSW Government’s plans to reenergise the state’s nightlife.
This includes the proposed Vibrancy Reforms, announced on 19 October, which aim to foster the return of music, live performance and local street activities in NSW.
Hospitality & Racing acting CEO Tarek Barakat said the Moore Park roadshow offered local business owners an opportunity to engage in direct and open dialogue with his executive staff and ask questions about the issues most affecting them.
“We have now wrapped up four roadshows across NSW, with executive members from Hospitality and Racing NSW on hand to answer questions from more than 460 people in Newcastle, Bathurst, Fairfield and Central Sydney,” he said.
“It’s such an exciting time for the industry and through direct interactions with industry members, we have gained some valuable insights into their preference for future discussions.
24-Hour Economy Commissioner Michael Rodrigues said the event highlighted the need for this regulatory reform, which aims to reinvigorate NSW’s nightlife.
“The NSW Government’s proposed Vibrancy Reforms will remove unnecessary red tape and provide operators across the industry with a clearer path forward,” he said.
“It was great to hear directly from a range of industry representatives about their needs to further enhance Sydney’s night-time economy.”
The Moore Park Regulatory Roadshow was the fourth in a series of roadshows featuring a range of speakers, interactive panel discussions and information booths about NSW Government’s services.
Hospitality and Racing will be hold a final roadshow for the year in Kiama, taking place in November.
“We look forward to holding more roadshows, as we work to streamline licensing processes and implement evidence-based measures to reduce gambling harm in NSW,” stated Barakat.
Five roadshows have been slated for 2024, visiting Walgett/Bourke, Tamworth, Coffs Harbour, Wagga Wagga and Dubbo. For more information and to register for the Kiama roadshow held on 14 November can be found here.