Byron cops losing patience with liquor accord
THE organisation that represents Byron Bay licensed venues has not done its part in reducing alcohol related violence in the town, a senior police officer says.
Tweed Byron Police crime manager, Acting Inspector Saul Wiseman, said he was running out of patience with Byron Bay Liquor Accord's failure to implement action that had been talked about for 12 to 18 months.
"We've got to start seeing results ... delivery on the things we've been talking about. They've got to make some harder decisions," Insp Wiseman said.
He said despite all the talk, the level of alcohol related violence had remained relatively steady for five years.
"We've come to the table. I've done exactly what I'd said I'd do. It's time now for them to take some real action," he said.
The accord has been contacted for comment.