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Community Impact Statement CIS – Standard

A Community Impact Statement (CIS) (full) or (standard) may be required to be completed for licence applications submitted to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation. These are in-depth professional reports which our research team has successfully completed a countless number of.

The Community Impact Statement gives an overall profile of the community in which the proposed premises is located and the purpose of the CIS is to determine the suitability of the licence being applied for. This report is carried out by our research team and is an analysis of the local community. We look at the immediate community, within a one kilometer radius of the subject site.

The aim of the report is to consider the following matters concerning the community:

  • Describe the facility in terms of the services that will be offered and what the applicant intends to provide in the granting of the approved application.
  • Positive and negative impacts that the proposed license will have on the local community and the effective management of the premises.
  • Sensitive facilities which may be impacted upon by this license.
  • Impacts of noise in the community.
  • Identification of cultural, recreational, employment and tourism benefits that the granting of the license will have on the community.
  • Impacts on traffic flow.
  • Safety of Patrons to the premises.
  • If the subject site will pose any possible adverse impacts on the community and how these will be avoided.
  • Identification of all existing licensed premises in the area within a one kilometer radius of the subject site.
  • Attain demographic information of the area from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and current and future population of the area.
  • Of tourism statistics for the immediate area, the reason why people are inclined to visit the area.

A Full CIS may be requested as a result of the Commissioner’s concerns regarding:

  • the size, nature, location or internal layout of the proposed or existing premises;
  • location of the proposed application within a low socio-economic area;
  • location of the proposed application within 200 metres of sensitive facilities as defined under the Liquor Act;
  • if the application is the first of its kind in the locality;
  •  if the application is proposed in an area where there is a high concentration of licensed premise including the Gold Coast, Brisbane CBD, Fortitude Valley, Noosa, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Mackay, Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, Townsville and Cairns.

A Full CIS must contain:

  • Delineation of the Local Community Area
  • Social profile of the Local Community Area
  • Assessment of community risk
  • The likely health and social impacts (positive and negative)
  • Consultation with residents and businesses within the Local Community Area
  • Consultation via a survey with residents in the Local Community Area
  • Consultation with key advisers

Our Community Impact Statements address a number of areas and issues together with any mitigating factors or proposals by the applicant to reduce any negative impacts that may adversely hinder the application.

The potential for positive and negative impacts are defined in terms of the magnitude, duration and probability of the occurrence of particular factors.