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					              VINCENT ACCORD
                          2009 - 2011




 ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and
the Town of Vincent, will work co-operatively to provide the community with an
              enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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Contents
FOREWORD                                                                                                      3
INTRODUCTION TO THE VINCENT ACCORD                                                                            4
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE VINCENT LIQUOR ACCORD?                                                             5
    • Focus on Alcohol                                                                                        5
    • Strategic Alignment                                                                                     5
AIM OF THE VINCENT ACCORD                                                                                     6
OBJECTIVES OF THE VINCENT ACCORD                                                                              6
ACCORD COMMITTEE                                                                                              7
    • Liquor Accord Meetings                                                                                  7
ACCORD STRATEGIES                                                                                             8
EVALUATION                                                                                                    8
    • Annual Strategic Planning                                                                               9
SUMMARY                                                                                                     10
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                                                                            11
ATTACHMENTS                                                                                                 12
    • ATTACHMENT A - Vincent Accord Committee                                                               12
    • ATTACHMENT B - Vincent Accord Strategies 2009-2011                                                    13
    • ATTACHMENT C - Party Bus Code of Conduct                                                              21
    • ATTACHMENT D - Department of Racing, Gaming & Liquor                                                  23




    ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
           co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                              FOREWORD
VINCENT ACCORD LOGO, MOTTO AND COMMUNITY PLEDGE

The Vincent Accord logo and motto ‘Socialise with Safety’ reflects the unified actions of the Vincent
Accord Committee (Licensed Premises, the Town of Vincent, WA Police and related agencies).

The logo depicts the harmonious relationship the Vincent Accord seeks with the surrounding
community and the environment as a whole, reflected by branches and leaves and the colour
green. The use of the colour red and the design of the logo overall qualifies the important
contribution licensed premises have to creating a vibrant local community, and in complimenting
other local attractions, making the Town an appealing and safe place to be entertained. This is
further reinforced by the accord motto ‘Socialise with Safety’.

The Vincent Accord logo, motto and subsequent community pledge was developed from a signage
project embarked on by the Vincent Accord Committee in conjunction with the Town of Vincent
in 2008 with grant monies assisted from the Office of Crime Prevention. Designs were requested
from local licensed premises and the final design was selected by a voting process of the Vincent
Accord Committee.




                                              VINCENT ACCORD
                                                 Socialise with Safety


   ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and
  the Town of Vincent, will work cooperatively to provide the community with an
               enjoyable and safer place to live, work, and socialise’


COMMUNITY PLEDGE

The pledge reflects a ‘whole of community approach’ and emphasises the role of all stakeholders.
The pledge seeks to reflect the ‘combined actions’ of the community working together towards a
common goal.

The community pledge was designed and selected via a survey of some 700 residents in proximity
to the Town’s entertainment precincts in January 2009.

‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                 INTRODUCTION TO THE VINCENT ACCORD
The Vincent Accord was established on Wednesday 8 June 2005 and draws together Licensed
Premises with the support of the WA Police, Department of Racing Gaming and Liquor (DRGL) and
the Town of Vincent.

The Town of Vincent is relatively unique, hosting a number of well known, vibrant entertainment
precincts in areas such as Leederville, Mount Lawley, Mount Hawthorn and Perth, within a
small area (11.4 square kilometres). The entertainment precinct of Northbridge is also in close
proximity, located in the City of Perth (which borders the Town’s southern boundary). The Town’s
entertainment precincts are predominantly located on the main arterial routes, as highlighted
below.

The Town is broken into the policing districts of Central Metropolitan Area and West Metropolitan
Area, and overseen by the Wembley, Perth and Mirrabooka sub-districts. Licensees within the
Town of Vincent are also serviced by the wider-reaching Perth City and Western Accords. The
Vincent Accord provides a localised approach beneficial to all signatories within the Town, and
acknowledges the Perth and Western Accords as playing an important role in the Central Perth
and West Metropolitan Areas.




    ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
           co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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    WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE VINCENT LIQUOR ACCORD?
A Liquor Accord is a co-operative arrangement aimed at developing safe and well managed
environments in and around licensed premises in the local context (the Department of Racing
Gaming and Liquor definition of a Liquor Accord is detailed in Attachment E). They are part of an
overall strategy that seeks to achieve a standard of practice that assists in fostering a responsible
drinking culture, ensures safety in the local community, and promotes effective communication
and problem-solving between licensees and key stakeholders.

An Accord encourages the adoption of a range of positive and effective community-based harm
minimisation and prevention strategies aimed at reducing crime, violence and anti-social behaviour
stemming from the excessive consumption of alcohol.

Towards this goal, the signatories of this enclosed agreement (the ‘Accord Committee’) acknowledge
and agree to the aim, objectives, responsibilities, key priority areas and agreement strategies of
the Accord. At the same time, all licensed premises are entitled to operate in an atmosphere of
free enterprise and open competition within our community.

This agreement will be called the Vincent Accord.
      • Focus on Alcohol
The misuse of alcohol contributes significantly to a wide range of social, physical and mental
health concerns. Community impacts include alcohol-related crimes such as assault, drink-driving
and domestic violence, the cost of education for our young people and the provision of health
services. Misuse of alcohol contributes a major cost to the community in terms of policing, health
care, and the administration of justice.

The Vincent Accord is reliant on the commitment of all parties to working in a collaborative
partnership to achieve both legal compliance and positive community outcomes.

      • Strategic Alignment

The Vincent Accord is consistent with and gives effect to:

       1)      Liquor Control Act 1988
       2)      Western Australia Police Anti-Social Behaviour Reduction Strategy
       3)      Western Australia Police Alcohol & Drug Action Plan
       4)      Western Australian Alcohol Plan
       5)      Western Australian Drug & Alcohol Strategy
       6)      Western Australian Aboriginal Alcohol & Other Drugs Plan
       7)      Department of Racing, Gaming & Liquor Policies.




‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                             AIM OF THE VINCENT ACCORD
The Vincent Accord aims to proactively address issues relevant to the local liquor industry, including
responsible service of alcohol, public health, transport, local amenity and safety.




                     OBJECTIVES OF THE VINCENT ACCORD
1.     To reduce alcohol-related harm, crime and anti-social behaviour in and around licensed
       premises within the Town of Vincent.

2.     To improve the perception of safety and the appeal of the Town’s entertainment precincts
       to visitors and residents.

3.     To further develop and maintain relationships between licensees, government and other
       stakeholders.

4.     To evaluate the effect of alcohol and other associated factors on public health, crime,
       violence and anti-social behaviour, with a view to developing measures to minimise their
       adverse consequences.

5.     To advocate the core Vincent Accord message ― ‘Socialise with Safety’ to the community
       and patrons.




     ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
            co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                      ACCORD COMMITTEE
The Vincent Accord Committee provides a forum for key stakeholders to engage in open discussion
with a view to resolving local issues associated with the sale, service and consumption of alcohol
and the ongoing prevention of future problems.

The Committee comprises representatives from:
•       Licensed Premises
•       WA Police
•       Town of Vincent
•       Department Racing Gaming and Liquor
•       Drug and Alcohol Office
•       Other individuals, groups, accords or agencies, as is deemed necessary
*Please refer to Attachment A for a list of stakeholders/signatories.

The Vincent Accord Committee will meet regularly to discuss local alcohol-related issues, promote
the sharing of ideas and solutions, and adopt a consistent approach to common issues where
appropriate. The Committee will aim to develop efficient responses to those issues as identified
by the Accord group, other stakeholders and the community.

The Committee may appoint subcommittees to investigate and action items of concern or interest
when necessary. Minutes of meetings and agreed actions will be recorded and circulated to
committee members.

      • Liquor Accord Meetings
The meetings will be held quarterly or as otherwise agreed. The meetings will be formal, minuted
and venues decided upon at each meeting. There will be a forum for all members to openly discuss
issues relating to the Vincent Accord.




‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                    ACCORD STRATEGIES
The Vincent Accord recognises the WA Liquor Control Act (1988) as the primary set of guidelines
under which the liquor industry operates. The strategies of the Accord are complimentary to
requirements of the Liquor Act and policy guidelines of the Department of Racing, Gaming and
Liquor.

Attachment B – Best Practice Strategy Table outlines the best practice strategies supported
by Accord members which will be reviewed regularly as part of the Accord’s annual strategic
planning process. Best practice strategies have been identified based on local alcohol data and
consultation with local key stakeholders.




                                            EVALUATION
Evaluation is necessary to establish benchmarks, to justify funding applications and to ‘measure’
the continuing success of the Accord. The evaluation process will involve all key stakeholders
including but not limited to:
      1.      Licensed Premises
              a.      By conducting internal audits of the operation of the venue to ensure that
                      Vincent Accord principles are being followed.
              b.      Keeping a record of meeting attendance and participation in the Accord,
                      including the use of the Vincent Accord logo in print media, on websites etc.
      2.      Residents
              a.      Completing surveys that are issued by the Accord so that resident
                      satisfaction is measured.
      3.      WA Police.
              a.      Provision of Police data.


    ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
           co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                     EVALUATION (cont...)
       4.      Town of Vincent
               a.      By keeping a record of agendas, minutes, registers and attendance at
                       Vincent Accord meetings.
               b.      By conducting external independent audits of Licensed Premises.
               c.      Surveying of stakeholders.
               d.      Review of policies.

Reports produced in relation to the Vincent Accord will not identify individuals or individual
premises without the permission of said persons or organisations.

This document will be reviewed in three years and all strategies will be reviewed annually.

Specific evaluation strategies can be found under Key Strategy Area 9: Review.

      • Annual Strategic Planning
To ensure the efforts of the Accord remain focussed on relevant local alcohol issues, the Accord
will conduct an annual strategic planning meeting to review the success of Accord strategies and
provide an opportunity for the revision of strategies, where relevant.




‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                               SUMMARY
The Vincent Accord is comprised of stakeholders from Licensed Premises, the Town of Vincent,
WA Police and other regulatory authorities. The Accord Committee consists of a committed,
collaborative group whose aim is to implement strategies that promote the Town as a safe place
to socialise. The success of the Accord relies on mutual and open communication between all
stakeholders.

The Vincent Accord acknowledges that patrons, residents, and the general community have a right
to socialise in a safe environment, and should do so without impacting on the rights of others.

This document specifies the Vincent Accord’s principles, aims and strategies, and represents a
committed and unified approach. It acknowledges the currently implemented and supported
practices with respect to Licensed Premises operating within the Town of Vincent, including the
implementation of the Liquor Control Act 1988, and the importance of participating in drug and
alcohol education initiatives.

The signatories to the Vincent Accord (listed in Attachment A) are totally committed to upholding
the principles and aims of the Accord.




OIC Snr Sgt Mike Green
Chairperson ― Vincent Accord

Date of Adoption: 21 January 2009




     ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
            co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                     ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The Vincent Accord acknowledges the following parties for their assistance and/or documents
which were used as a reference to develop the Vincent Accord:
•     Vincent Accord Committee (refer Attachment A)
•     Drug and Alcohol Office
•     Office of Crime Prevention ― Designing Safer Communities Fund Grant
•     City of Sydney ― City Accord ― Working together to keep Sydney safe
•     Wyndham Liquor Industry Accord
•     Participants of the Town’s Vincent Accord Community Survey (surveyed residents and
      businesses in close proximity to Licensed Premises)
•     Michael Prendiville and the Leederville Hotel ― logo design.

The Vincent Accord also acknowledges the following representatives on the ‘Statement of Purpose’
Working Group for their input into this document:
•     Wembley Police ― OIC Snr Sgt Mike Green and Sgt Mark Tobiassen
•     Town of Vincent ― Manager Health Services ― Alison Giles, Senior Environmental Health
      Officer ― Scott Teymant, Environmental Health Officer ― Mark Fallows and Co-ordinator
      Safer Vincent ― Michael Wood
•     Brisbane Hotel ― Mark Patterson
•     Leederville Hotel ― Mark Delane
•     Paddington Alehouse ― Damien Forsyth
•     Queens Hotel ― Kim Tierney
•     Hip-E-Club ― Craig Belcher.

Photographs were provided for inclusion in this document by: Brisbane Hotel; Double Lucky; Hip-
E-Club; Paddington Alehouse; The Queens; and the Town of Vincent Library and Local History
Centre.




‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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ATTACHMENTS
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          • ATTACHMENT A - Vincent Accord Committee
                                                                                    ATTACHMENT A
                                                                                    ATTACHMENT A

                             VINCENT ACCORD            COMMITTEE
             NAME OF STAKEHOLDER                   REPRESENTATIVE(S)
                                                   OIC Wembley Police (Vincent Accord Chair)
                      WA POLICE                    OIC Central Metropolitan Alcohol and Drug Advisor
                                                   (Western & Perth Accord Chairperson)
                                                   Mayor

                                                   Manager Health Services
                                                   Manager Ranger & Community Safety Services
                 TOWN OF VINCENT
                                                   Co-ordinator Safer Vincent
                                                   Senior Environmental Health Officer
                                                   Environmental Health Officer
                                                   Brisbane Hotel
               LICENSED PREMISES -                 Charles Hotel
               LICENSEE/APPROVED                   Dollhouse Gentleman's Club
                    MANAGER
                                                   Double Lucky
                                                   Dreamland Karaoke Restaurant
                                                   Floreat Athena Soccer Club
                                                   Flying Scotsman
                                                   Hip-E-Club
                                                   Hotel Northbridge
                                                   Hyde Park Hotel
                                                   Leederville Hotel
                                                   Luxe Bar
                                                   Niche Bar
                                                   Oxford Hotel
                                                   Paddington Alehouse
                                                   The Queens
                                                   Rosemount Hotel
                                                   WA Italian Club
                                                   Yugal Club
              DEPARTMENT OF RACING,
                                                   Co-ordinator Customer Services
               GAMING AND LIQUOR
            DRUG AND ALCOHOL OFFICE                Alcohol Programme representative




      ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
             co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                                                                                                                         ATTACHMENT B
                             VINCENT ACCORD
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                                                     VINCENT ACCORD             STRATEGIES               2009 - 2011



     KEY STRATEGY AREA 1:     STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATION
     (Objectives 3 and 5)

     Key Actions                                                                                 Lead                 Timeframe         Performance Measure

     1   Vincent Accord meetings will occur at least quarterly, and will be chaired by           Town of Vincent Quarterly              Meetings conducted at least
         the WA Police. All stakeholders will endeavour to attend Vincent Accord                 and WA Police                          quarterly.
                                                                                                                 Ongoing
         meetings and participate in functions of the Accord.
                                                                                                                                        75% attendance target per
                                                                                                                                        signatory annually.

     2   Community Survey of residents and business proprietors in close proximity to Town of Vincent                 January 2009      Surveys completed.
         licensed premises to be undertaken regarding the Vincent Accord, proposed
                                                                                                                      June 2009         Results analysed and
         and implemented initiatives, and awareness levels.
                                                                                                                                        implemented.

     3   Vincent Accord minutes will be provided as an Information Bulletin to Council Town of Vincent                Quarterly         Minutes provided.
         Members once adopted.
                                                                                                                                                                      • ATTACHMENT B - Vincent Accord Strategies 2009-2011




                   ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work co-operatively to provide
                                                 the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                                 VINCENT ACCORD            STRATEGIES                2009 – 2011 (cont…)


     KEY STRATEGY AREA 2:     PROMOTION AND EDUCATION
     (Objectives 2 and 5)

     Key Actions                                                                                 Lead                Timeframe          Performance Measure

     1   The Vincent Accord logo will be made available to all stakeholders for display Town of Vincent              March 2009         Completed. Logo application
         within Licensed Premises and on promotional Accord-related material.                                                           made available and logo
                                                                                                                                        displayed.

     2   All stakeholders will actively promote/market the initiatives and benefits of the       All stakeholders    March 2009         Review premises for display
         Vincent Accord to the community (i.e. signage developed in accordance with                                                     of signage.
         the Office of Crime Prevention Grant).

     3   Vincent Accord information/publications will be made available on the Town of Town of Vincent               March 2009         Web page developed.
         Vincent web page www.vincent.wa.gov.au, and regular updates will be                                                            Information provided in
         published in the Town’s quarterly newsletter.                                                                                  Town’s quarterly
                                                                                                                                        newsletter.

     4   Vincent Accord will produce and distribute information for community members            Town of Vincent     March 2009         Completed.
         in accordance with the OCP Grant and community feedback received.




                   ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work co-operatively to provide
                                                 the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                                 VINCENT ACCORD            STRATEGIES                2009 – 2011 (cont…)



     KEY STRATEGY AREA 3:     RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL (RSA)
     (Objectives 1 and 5)

     Key Actions                                                                                 Lead                Timeframe           Performance Measure

     1   Licensed Premises will display Vincent Accord promotional posters in prominent          Licensed        April 2009              Survey Licensed Premises
         locations within their premises.                                                        Premises    and                         for display of posters.
                                                                                                 Town of Vincent

     2   Develop strategies to be implemented by Licensed Premises to increase access            Development by 2010                     Developed and
         and appeal of low and non-alcoholic beverages to patrons.                               all                                     implemented.
                                                                                                 stakeholders
                                                                                                 Implementation
                                                                                                 by     Licensed
                                                                                                 Premises




                   ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work co-operatively to provide
                                                 the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                        VINCENT ACCORD            STRATEGIES                2009 – 2011 (cont…)



     KEY STRATEGY AREA 4:     PUBLIC HEALTH AND NOISE
     (Objectives 1 and 5)

     Key Actions                                                                                 Lead                Timeframe           Performance Measure

     1   Review the Town of Vincent ‘Noise Management Plan’ and establish measures to Town of Vincent April 2009                         To be measured against
         reduce the resolution timeframes of noise complaints received by the Health Services                                            historical resolution
         community in relation to amplified music.                                                                                       timeframe data.

     2   Health Services will seek approval for noise analysis and measurement software          Town of Vincent February                If Approved by Council:
         (Yellow Brick) in the 2009/2010 Draft Budget, minimising reliance on borrowing          Health Services June 2009
                                                                                                                                         Reduction of noise
         equipment from the Department of Environment and Conservation (~3 month
                                                                                                                                         complaint resolution
         wait).
                                                                                                                                         timeframes; and more
                                                                                                                                         effective compliance with
                                                                                                                                         the Town’s Customer
                                                                                                                                         Service Charter.

     3   The Town of Vincent will facilitate group first aid training of Accord member           Town of Vincent November 2009           First aid course conducted.
         staff, for the purpose of upholding safety and as a service to stakeholders of          Health Services
                                                                                                                                         Number of premises with
         the Vincent Accord. All Licensed Premises shall endeavour to have a first aid
                                                                                                                                         qualified first aiders.
         qualified staff member on duty at all times.




                   ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work co-operatively to provide
                                                 the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                        VINCENT ACCORD            STRATEGIES                2009 – 2011 (cont…)


     KEY STRATEGY AREA 5: ANTI-SOCIAL            BEHAVIOUR AND SECURITY
     (Objectives 1, 2, 4 and 5)

     Key Actions                                                                                 Lead                Timeframe           Performance Measure

     1   Security and anti-social behaviour incidents shall be reported by the Licensed          Licensed            March 2009          Licensed Premises complaint
         Premises to WA Police and the Town of Vincent, and vice versa.                          Premises,                               register to be maintained by
                                                                                                 WA Police and                           the Town of Vincent.
                                                                                                 Town of Vincent

     2   Licensed Premises shall ensure that all security staff employed are clearly Licensed                        July 2009           Survey Licensed Premises
         identifiable, particularly when external to the premises by wearing an Premises                                                 regarding implementation.
         appropriate and consistent uniform and fluorescent/reflective vests.



     KEY STRATEGY AREA 6:     LOCAL AMENITY
     (Objectives 2 and 5)

     Key Actions                                                                                 Lead                Timeframe           Performance Measure

     1   Licensed Premises will be responsible for the control and disposal of litter Licensed                       March 2009          Licensed Premises to
         generated by, or attributable to, patrons of their venue (e.g. within 100 metres Premises                                       implement regular patrols
         of the premises bottles/“roadies”/cigarette butts).                                                                             of surrounding area.




                   ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work co-operatively to provide
                                                 the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                        VINCENT ACCORD            STRATEGIES                2009 – 2011 (cont…)


     KEY STRATEGY AREA 7:     TRANSPORT
     (Objectives 3 and 5)

     Key Actions                                                                                 Lead                Timeframe           Performance Measure

     1   Develop a Party Bus Code of Conduct for patrons commuting to and from                   Town of Vincent     February 2009       Code of Conduct and
         Licensed Premises by party bus.
                                                                                                                                         registration package
                                                                                                                                         completed.

     2   All stakeholders will uphold the principles and required actions of the Party Bus       All stakeholders    April 2009          Compliance/Progress and
         Code of Conduct.
                                                                                                                                         review of implementation
                                                                                                                                         minuted at Vincent Accord
                                                                                                                                         and/or Party Bus meetings.

                                                                                                                                         No. of complaints recorded
                                                                                                                                         on Licensed Premises
                                                                                                                                         Complaint Register.




                   ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work co-operatively to provide
                                                 the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                        VINCENT ACCORD            STRATEGIES                2009 – 2011 (cont…)



     KEY STRATEGY AREA 8:      SPECIAL EVENTS, EXTENDED TRADING, OCCASIONAL LIQUOR LICENSES
     (Objectives 1, 2 and 4)

     Key Actions                                                                                 Lead                Timeframe           Performance Measure

     1   Licensed Premises must notify all relevant authorities and obtain all applicable        Licensed            July 2009           Register to be maintained
         approvals within an acceptable timeframe prior to an event subject to                   Premises                                by Town of Vincent
         Extended Trading Permits (ETPs), Add-Vary Permits (AVPs) and Occasional                                                         indicating level of
         Liquor Licences (OLLs), in accordance with Council Policy.                                                                      compliance with
                                                                                                                                         timeframes.




                   ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work co-operatively to provide
                                                 the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                       VINCENT ACCORD            STRATEGIES                2009 – 2011 (cont…)


     KEY STRATEGY AREA 7: TRANSPORT
     (Objectives 3 and 5)
     KEY STRATEGY AREA 9: REVIEW
     (Objectives
     Key Actions4 and 5)                                                                        Lead                Timeframe           Performance Measure

     1 Develop a Party Bus Code of Conduct for patrons commuting to and from
     Key Actions                                                                                Town of Vincent
                                                                                                Lead                February 2009
                                                                                                                     Timeframe          Code of Conduct and
                                                                                                                                        Performance Measure
        Licensed Premises by party bus.
                                                                                                                                        registration package
     1 A standing agenda item will be incorporated into all Vincent Accord meetings,            All stakeholders     Quarterly          Actions      discussed at
        whereby a review of progress relating to strategies will be undertaken on a                                                     completed.
                                                                                                                                        quarterly Vincent Accord
        quarterly basis.
     2   All stakeholders will uphold the principles and required actions of the Party Bus All stakeholders April 2009                  meetings and minuted.
                                                                                                                                        Compliance/Progress and
         Code of Conduct.
                                                                                                                                        review of implementation
     2   Vincent Accord stakeholders will be surveyed annually to obtain feedback Town of Vincent March 2010                            Surveys and annual review
         relevant to the past performance and future direction of the Accord. An annual                                                 minuted at Vincent Accord
                                                                                                                                        completed.
         review of strategies, including a desktop review of local harm data, will be                                                   and/or Party Bus meetings.
         undertaken.
                                                                                                            No. of complaints recorded
     3   Updates on Vincent Accord to be reported to the Safer Vincent Crime Town of Vincent, February 2009 Reports      provided     as
         Prevention Partnership, when appropriate.                           WA Police                      on Licensed Premises
                                                                                              - ongoing     appropriate.
                                                                                                            Complaint Register.
     4   Review of Vincent Accord policy document to be undertaken in 2012.                     All stakeholders     February 2012      Review undertaken.




                  ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work co-operatively to provide
                                                the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                                             VINCENT ACCORD                                                      ATTACHMENT C
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                                                  PARTY BUS CODE OF CONDUCT
                                             ADOPTED BY VINCENT ACCORD 9 JULY 2008

                                             •      No alcohol to be opened/consumed aboard buses.

                                             •      Bond to be charged for each bus booking.
                                                    Recommend bonds be forfeited if patrons cause
                                                    damage to property (i.e. bus, private or Town
                                                    property), or if alcohol-related fines are received
                                                    (i.e. driver fines resultant from illegal drinking
                                                    aboard bus).

                                             •      Client to sign contract with Party Bus Operators,
                                                    which is to specify conditions such as ‘no alcohol’,
                                                    appropriate behaviour, forfeiture of bond money
                                                    in case of non-compliance etc. Contract wording
                                                    to advise that patrons may be returned to point of departure, and/or have their
                                                    contract immediately terminated, and/or be refused transport if they display intoxication
                                                    or anti social/criminal behaviour etc.

                                             •      All passengers/patrons to be addressed by driver prior to departure, explaining standard
• ATTACHMENT C - Party Bus Code of Conduct




                                                    rules and regulations regarding behaviour, alcohol, forfeiture of bond etc prior to
                                                    departure.

                                             •      Bus drivers to carry out periodical inspections of bus to ensure no alcohol is being
                                                    consumed by patrons.

                                             •      Party Bus Operators to consider hiring security staff to assist drivers in monitoring/
                                                    controlling patron behaviour.

                                             •      Buses not accepted unless holding a booking with the venue, in accordance with venue
                                                    requirements (e.g. 2 days prior to the booking date).

                                             •      Buses are to be met by security/crowd control staff from the venue, who will assess for
                                                    acceptable behaviour, dress standards and intoxication, prior to admission. Should any
                                                    bus patrons be denied entry, the group is to be moved on.

                                             •      Party Bus Operators to be registered with the Vincent Accord and sign off on the Code of
                                                    Conduct. Those operators that are signatories are to be provided with ID stickers to aid
                                                    Police and the Town of Vincent to control/regulate unregistered operators/those not
                                                    abiding by the Code of Conduct.



                                             ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
                                             co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                VINCENT ACCORD
                   Socialise with Safety




                    PARTY BUS CODE OF CONDUCT (cont...)
•      Party Bus Operators to clearly display to bus patrons the relevant guidelines (i.e. not
       taking/drinking alcohol on buses, littering, street drinking fines, behaving responsibly
       and respectfully ― especially when entering or exiting venues in or near residential
       areas).

•      Party Bus Companies to maintain buses in a roadworthy condition.

•      Party Bus drivers to park legally in the Town of Vincent. Areas to be specified by the
       Town’s Ranger and Community Safety Services.

•      Signatories to Code of Conduct to provide the Town of Vincent with a Certificate of
       Currency for Public Liability Insurance cover, to identify legitimate operators.

•      Complaints regarding party buses to be entered into the Licensed Premises Complaint
       Register and forwarded to WA Police and Party Bus Operator for timely comment/
       resolution.

•      Vincent Accord members to support signatories of Party Bus Code of Conduct, and uphold
       bookings wherever possible.




OIC Snr Sgt Mike Green
Chairperson ― Vincent Accord

Date of Adoption: 9 JULY 2008




     ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
            co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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                                                                VINCENT ACCORD
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                                                                                                                         ATTACHMENT D


                                                              DEPARTMENT OF RACING, GAMING AND LIQUOR
              In the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liqour Policy relating to “Liquor Accords and section 64
              proceedings” an accord is defined as:

              “Liquor accords are a co-operative arrangement aimed at developing safe and well managed
              environments in and around licensed premises in the local context. They are part of an overall
              strategy that seeks to achieve a standard of practice that assists in fostering a responsible
              drinking culture; ensures safety in the local community; and promotes effective communication
              and problem solving between licensees and key stakeholders.

              Each liquor accord is focussed on resolving local issues within a local area. Although individual
              Accords may have similar elements, there are no two the same.

              Liquor accords may include representatives from licensed premises, businesses, councils, police,
              government departments and other community organisations.
• ATTACHMENT D - Department of Racing, Gaming & Liquor




              The intended outcomes of liquor accords include:

              •                                          reducing of anti-social behaviour in and around licensed premises;

              •                                          reducing alcohol-related violence, ill-health and other harm;

              •                                          increasing the responsible service of alcohol;

              •                                          improving licensees and club operators, managers and staff knowledge of legislative
                                                         obligations;

              •                                          reducing alcohol-related road trauma;

              •                                          facilitating and maintaining positive communication between stakeholders;

              •                                          enhancing community co-operation and understanding of the various roles and resources
                                                         of government agencies;

              •                                          enhancing community engagement in various controls and strategies that affect their
                                                         community; and

              •                                          improving local amenity through the development of proactive and effective responses to
                                                         local issues.”

              The full Policy details are available on the DRGL website:
              http://www.rgl.wa.gov.au/ResourceFiles/Policies/Liquor_Accords_and_section_64_proceedings.pdf



              ‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work
              co-operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work and socialise’
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  For further information regarding the Vincent Accord initiatives, please contact the Town of
Vincent Health Services on 9273 6533 or visit www.vincent.wa.gov.au and search Vincent Accord
                                  via the A-Z Quick Find link.


                                                     VINCENT ACCORD
                                                        Socialise with Safety


‘Together, residents, businesses, licensed premises and patrons, WA Police and the Town of Vincent, will work co-
      operatively to provide the community with an enjoyable and safer place to live, work, and socialise’

				
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