Relaxed liquor rules a lifeline for Wollongong's closed small bars and restaurants

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated March 24 2020 - 5:39am, first published 3:30am
Takeaway cocktails? The operators of Good Times Only small bars, including Births and Deaths, pictured here, are waiting to find out whether the relaxed laws would allow for delivery of mixed drinks.

Wollongong's small bars and restaurants have been thrown a lifeline by the NSW Government, which announced on Tuesday that they would be able to sell alcohol for home delivery or take-away.


Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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