What is the Accord?
An accord is a written agreement between individuals and organisations to support each other of work together on an issue of shared concern.
The Accord is a voluntary and pro-active that works with legislation relating to responsible service of alcohol created to support licensed premises without the need to resort to regulation and enforcement in creating a safer community.
The Burwood/Canada Bay Liquor Accord is an agreement between local licensees, Police, Council, Department of Health, NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing and other community stakeholders to help prevent and reduce alcohol related harm within Burwood and Canada Bay communities.
Why does Council support the Liquor Accord?
Burwood LGA is home to approximately 40,000 people. With a combination of retail and commercial premises, and mass numbers of commuters passing through the Burwood CBD daily, Burwood is a major transport hub.
Burwood Council has a commitment to working in conjunction with local partners to prevent crime and foster a safer within the community. Burwood Council has an ongoing commitment, together with neighbouring Council Canada Bay, to reduce alcohol related harm and anti-social behaviour.
The Accord is an effective tool in strengthening partnerships between licensees, Police, Department of Health, NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing & local and state government to enhance perceptions of community safety and aid licensing enforcement.