Roles and responsibilities

This section summarises the roles and responsibilities of each agency involved. It includes:

Licensing Inspector

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Acting independently when exercising and performing duties.
  • Checking submitted plans and tenure.
  • Checking suitability of the applicant.
    • convictions
    • ability to hold the licence
    • training and qualifications, knowledge of the Act
    • assessing type of business sought to be licensed
    • intelligence held
    • Companies Office and Personal Property Securities Register (PPRS)
    • immigration status
    • the location or event designation
    • compliance.
  • Vetting of previous history or compliance issues.
  • Targeting-to-risk to reduce harm.
  • Site-checking new premises.
  • Commenting on CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design).
  • Considering any designation and single alcohol area requirements.
  • Monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Act, including undertaking compliance checks.
  • Having knowledge of the key territorial authority partners who have supporting information.
  • Making sure applications are complete (if delegated from the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee).
  • Inspection of premises.
  • Providing information on alcohol management plans and host responsibility.
  • Applying assessment criteria for application, including amenity and good order.
  • Interviewing applicants and referees.
  • Reporting on all applications.
  • Undertaking Controlled Purchase Operations in conjunction with police where required.
  • Giving evidence to the District Licensing Committee by speaking to the report, if required.

Overall the Inspector's role is crucial – it is their responsibility to report to the District Licensing Committee on every aspect of s.105, 106 /131 criteria but also how an application/applicant satisfies the purpose and object of the Act in ss. 3 and 4.