Labor’s proposal would make it easier for pubs, taverns and small bar businesses to operate remote off premise bars in their communities.
AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods said micro-festivals will be a boost to activating hospitality in local community spaces, laneways, streets and parks.
“Labor’s micro bar policy will create jobs by supporting existing local venues and encouraging them to operate small eclectic bars during festivals and street events.
“The removal of red tape respects existing venues and will encourage even more dynamic hospitality innovations. It will enhance options not only for locals but for tourists.
“Existing venues that want to operate micro or pop up bars nearby are currently faced with too many red tape restrictions. Labors approach to allowing these micro bars will remove barriers to innovation and job creation,” said Mr Woods.