The Victorian Commission for Gambling Liquor and Racing (VCGLR) has just released a revised edition of its Design Guidelines, intended to help pub operators design and maintain safe and profitable venues.
Intelligent design can have game-changing effects on the behaviour of both patrons and staff, both inside and outside the premises. While recognising the unique nature of each licensed venue, the Guidelines seek to encourage safe practices and minimise the opportunity for anti-social behaviour and negative impacts to amenity.
The regulator told PubTIC that ultimately the focus will help ensure venues are safe, welcoming and attractive places for all.
“The VCGLR wants to help licensees create safe venues and surrounds, which is good for patrons, business and the community,” replied a spokesperson.
The complete Design Guidelines document can be downloaded here.
- Entries, exits and queuing
- Footpaths, laneways, car parks and public space
- Patron activity area
- Outdoor drinking, dining and smoking areas
- Common areas
Sources: Clyde Mooney PubTIC