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Restricted operation for bar on agenda

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A RECOMMENDATION to allow The Shout to operate as licensed premises under strict conditions within the Launceston Indoor Sports Arena will go before the Launceston City Council on Monday.
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Aldermen will decide whether or not to approve a place of assembly for the Racecourse Crescent bar, which the council alleged was operating outside its “members lounge” permit as a public bar in July.

The council believes the bar, which is operating with a midnight licence, went beyond what was originally approved – resulting in antisocial behaviour and its upstairs deck receiving numerous complaints from the public.

If the recommendation is passed on Monday, The Shout will be for the “exclusive” use of LISA members, their family and friends, must not operate as a general public bar or advertise itself as such and will not be made available for public hire.

Owner Anthony Whitehead must keep a written record of the names and addresses of every LISA member and invited guest who enters the bar, operate between certain times, with the maximum opening hour being 11pm on Saturday nights.

The controversial first floor deck must not be used as a place of assembly, no alcohol is to be consumed on it and no live sports can be shown.

One security guard must be on site from 6pm on Saturdays until closure.

Several alterations to the footpath and parking must also be made with specified periods of time.

The council has received 25 objections to the application.

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Brimbank ropes in Hobsons Bay CEO

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BRIMBANK Council will get a new chief executive, with Hobsons Bay CEO Bill Jaboor announcing he will leave his post next month to take the top job at Sunshine.
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Mr Jaboor, who said the time was right for new challenges, started working at Hobsons Bay in 2004 after spending 10 years as CEO of Greater Shepparton.

Late Friday Mr Jaboor said it was a difficult decision to move on after almost nine years in Hobsons Bay.

“I will leave Hobsons Bay with many fond memories, and immense personal and professional pride in the achievements of the council during my time here,’’ he said.

‘‘Brimbank is a large and diverse multicultural community. I welcome the opportunities that this position will present, including the rare chance to manage the transition back to elected councillors in 2015.’’

Brimbank Council was sacked in 2009 following a damning report by Victorian Ombudsman George Brouwer.

Mr Jaboor will replace acting chief executive Kelly Grigsby.

Ms Grigsby replaced Nick Foa, who left Brimbank in May after leading the council for five years during a period of leadership turmoil.

Hobsons Bay mayor Tony Briffa said it had been a privilege to work with Mr Jaboor and the council was disappointed to lose him.

“Bill’s appointment will open new opportunities for us to work closer together at a strategic level with Brimbank and other western councils for the betterment of the region as a whole,” Cr Briffa said.

Brimbank Council could not be reached for comment.

– with Melissa Cunningham