The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) has approved three interim liquor licences for Crown’s Barangaroo resort that were due to expire on 31 October 2021.
ILGA chair Philip Crawford said the liquor licences had again been issued on an interim basis and will expire on 30 June 2022.
“In December last year, ILGA agreed to work with Crown Resorts to enable the opening of non-gaming areas such as accommodation, restaurants, bars and entertainment areas,” Mr Crawford said.
“The three interim liquor licences permit alcohol to continue to be sold within the resort at a number of non-gaming bar areas and two ground floor restaurants within the facility.
“ILGA’s position on Crown Sydney’s gaming operations has not changed, with the Authority still monitoring and assessing Crown’s responses to the issues arising from the Bergin Report.
“These issues are complex, and Crown is required to undertake significant change to satisfy the Authority that it is on a pathway to become suitable to hold a gaming licence.
“It will take further time for Crown to fully implement that change and for the Authority to give it proper consideration before making its determination.”