Sydney’s Kings Cross experiment with lockout at 1:30 and last drinks at 3 has created a remarkable decline in patronage of emergency services.
A corresponding increase in daytime business has also been noted as less trash and urine have made ‘the cross, more enjoyable for a different crowd.
The new crowd is potty trained, knows how to use garbage bins, and express emotion without yelling and punching on.
Research shows that for every 1 hour reduction in late night trading up to a certain limit, you can expect around a 17% fall in the number of alcohol related assaults.
Last Drinks in Byron aims to get greater community input into alcohol availability in our town, and attract more socially adjusted visitors and residents.