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Plans for topless booze bar shelved

CONTROVERSIAL: Plans for a topless bar at this Fletcher Street location have been abandoned.
CONTROVERSIAL: Plans for a topless bar at this Fletcher Street location have been abandoned. The Northern Star Archives

THE controversial proposal to open a topless bar in Byron Bay appears to have been shelved after an application to transfer its liquor licence was unexpectedly withdrawn.

The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority, which had to approve the transfer from La Playa Tapas Bar to Bay Enterprises that was to operate the Bay at Byron topless bar in Fletcher St, said late yesterday the parties did not want to proceed with the application.

"The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority advises that the liquor licence transfer application was refused after the parties ceased to consent to the application," it said.

The Northern Star was unable to contact either party before the paper went to press yesterday.

The proposal, which would have seen the topless bar remain open until 7am, caused a storm of controversy when it was revealed earlier this month.

An ILGA representative previously told The Northern Star it had received submissions from the council, police and the Last Drinks at 12 group.

Mayor Simon Richardson led the charge against the proposal, describing it as "not acceptable to our community on social impact grounds" and could exacerbate alcohol-fuelled violence by young male patrons.

Yesterday he described ILGA's statement as "fantastic news".

"This is testament that when our community speaks with one voice - individuals, business and council - that we are a very strong force to be reckoned with in promoting and maintaining the integrity of our community.

"This is the third piece of good news in 12 months in terms of highly inappropriate and exploitative development applications that were trading on our good name."

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