Nightclubs Impose Lockouts

The Observer (Gladstone, Australia), September 5, 2012 | Go to article overview
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Nightclubs Impose Lockouts


Rebecca Danslow

Reporter

THE Gladstone nightlife scene has erupted in the past year, and with that has come unprecedented levels of drunken debauchery.

Sergeant Adam Tetley from Gladstone police puts it simply.

C[pounds sterling]We don't have enough police on the street to manage the level of issues we're seeing,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]We already have five extra officers working on Friday and Saturday nights in the CBD.C[yen]

It's not just the police struggling to cope with the unruly behaviour.

Last week representatives from three of the region's most popular night venues met with police in a bid to curb the violence.

Sgt Tetley said Bojangles Nightclub, The Reef Hotel and Central Lane Hotel had come up with a unified plan.

C[pounds sterling]Each of the licensees have come up with some voluntary restrictions to address the issue,C[yen] Sgt Tetley said.

C[pounds sterling]Central Lane Hotel and The Reef will impose a 2am lockout and Bojangles will cease serving alcohol after 3.

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