Liquor & Gaming NSW has just published its strategic plan for 2017-2019.

The plan articulates the authority’s goals, direction and approach and what it thinks success looks like. Liquor & Gaming NSW assumed functions from the previous Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing and the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) in 2016. The significant reforms of the liquor & gaming regulatory framework were designed to:

  • Improve governance structures to ensure decision making and processes are transparent, accountable and enhance administrative efficiency.
  • Create an environment with a greater focus on integrated and coherent risk based supervision.
  • Consolidate compliance and enforcement resources to ensure regulatory effort is integrated, better coordinated and targeted where the risks are greatest, while providing capacity to respond to emergent risks.

• Reposition ILGA as an independent statutory decision-making board to deal with higher risk and more contentious licensing decisions, as well as maintain its merits review and disciplinary functions.