The number of Illawarra pubs and clubs on the state's most violent venues record has fallen to an all-time low, with just one pub from the region making the most recent edition of the name and shame list.
Corrimal's Palm Court Hotel has been added to the revised, annual list of violent NSW venues after recording 15 incidents during 2011.
However, Illawarra nightspots
The Illawarra's sole entry on the list, which this year included 31 venues from across the state, marks the lowest number of Illawarra venues to appear on the list since it was created in 2008.
As a result of the listing, the Palm Court Hotel will be forced to comply with a series of restrictions to help curb antisocial behaviour at the pub, including ceasing alcohol service 30 minutes before closing, using plastic cups after midnight and having 10-minute alcohol "time-outs" every hour.
The restrictions fall under the Government's "level two" restrictions, inflicted on pubs which have between 12 and 18 violent incidents.
Pubs and clubs which have 19 or more violent incidents in a year, known as "level one" establishments, have to adhere to punitive conditions including restrictions on serving shots or doubles and a limit of four alcoholic drinks for each patron after midnight.
However, Palm Court manager Belinda Bleimuth said the pub had changed hands at the start of the year and was now a different place.
"We've had new owners from January this year but we've been pinned with it [the listing] as a result of what happened last year," she said, adding the new licensee, Chris Scadden, had implemented a number of significant changes.
"The nightclub has been closed down and we've renovated the whole thing to make it more family and female friendly."
Ms Bleimuth assured patrons the pub had turned a new leaf.
"What has happened in the past is not what's going to happen in the future," she said.
"We have a zero-tolerance policy on any kind of anti-social behaviour."
Meantime, the Shellharbour Club may have curbed antisocial behaviour among patrons, but the club failed to adhere to newly introduced liquor laws at least once this year.
The club was given its first "strike" under new liquor laws for allowing a patron to become intoxicated on its premises in February.
Under the scheme, clubs that receive three strikes over a period of three years face serious consequences, including having their licences suspended or cancelled.