Strong stance on violent behaviour
A ZERO tolerance approach to alcohol related violence and anti-social behaviour has seen the Twin Towns Club spend $160,000 upgrading their closed-circuit television systems.
Club Chairman Mike Fraser said his club employed more than 20 fully trained security staff who encourage intoxicated people to catch a cab home.
He said two million people use the club every year and this was a response to members' wishes.
"It's about making it a family friendly place," he said.
"We want to give members a safe haven to come to."
As part of a statewide campaign aimed at heading off serious incidents before they occur, the board of ClubsNSW met at the Twin Towns Club this morning for a briefing on the club's success in dealing with problem patrons.
ClubsNSW Chairman Peter Newell said Far North Coast clubs were leading the state in reducing the number of assaults.
He said last year the total number of incidents across all clubs in the region fell to an all time low of 22.
Clubs Australia CEO Anthony Ball who also attended the briefing said clubs took their obligations seriously.
"Self-regulation is the way to go," he said.