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Director of Liquor Licensing Barry Sergeant will not make a further visit to Kalgoorlie-Boulder to discuss controversial new liquor restrictions proposed for the city.

Asked by the Kalgoorlie Miner whether Mr Sergeant would be travelling to the city as part of his review of the proposed restrictions, a spokesman for the director confirmed he would not.

He said Mr Sergeant had visited the city at the request of State Member for Eyre politician Graham Jacobs in April 2011 and met with local licensees to discuss the current liquor accord and ways to combat alcohol-related harm in the area.

But Kalgoorlie MP John Bowler said the fact Mr Sergeant would not visit the city may be more positive than negative.

“I think it’s probably good news for us in a way,” Mr Bowler said.

“There’s been such a strong and consistent message from the community, that I think he’s got the message.”

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