STOP the Petersham Inn from trading as an Adult Services Premise

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The Petersham Inn has been running as an adult services premise since July 2016. The surrounding residential area has seen a subsequent increase in noise, public intoxication, violence, break and enters, vandalism, malicious damage, rubbish dumping (including broken bottles, food waste, cigarettes and stripper dollars), public urination in gardens and illegal parking.

In the last 6 months, the Citadel apartment complex, built above the Petersham Inn and home to families and children, has recorded a 500% increase in break and enters and/or malicious damage. The area has become a crime zone and is frequented by Police officers.

In addition to the above, Petersham Inn management did not seek resident approval and seem oblivious to the Marrickville Development Control Plan 2001 where “Adult business premises, restricted premises, sex on services venues and sex services premises must not be located:

ii. Within buildings containing a residential use (including shop top housing or live/work premises) or immediately adjacent to or directly opposite land developed for residential purposes.”

 The local residents of Petersham are seeking an end to the bullying and intimidation by patrons, staff and management and wish to return Petersham (particularly Phillip St, Catherine St, Charles St and Margaret St) back to the friendly, safe and clean neighbourhood it once was.

Council can make an application to the Land and Environment Court for premises not to be used as an adult services premise. This application is made in instances where the operations are having a negative impact on the amenity of an area.

Council has the power under the Restricted Premises Act 1943 to make an application to the Land and Environment Court to have the use ceased if it believes that there is suitable justification.

This petition is our voice to the Council. If you have personal experiences you would like heard, please comment on this page and contact Council council@innerwest.nsw.gov.au, Liquor and Gaming http://www.liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au/Pages/lg-forms/Complaints.aspx or call Marrickville Police on 9568 9299. Please remember every complaint helps.

 



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