Club Bayview shut down by Town of Claremont

Club Bayview shut down by Town of Claremont

TOWN of Claremont has shut down high-profile western suburbs nightspot Club Bayview for at least a month.

“This closure comes after multiple breaches resulting in 11 charges by the council to be presented to the courts for failure to comply with basic public safety requirements and multiple breaches resulting in several infringements issued by the WA Police Liquor Enforcement Unit over the last three months,” council chief executive Stephen Goode told the Western Suburbs Weekly.

Council officers raided the club on St Quentin Avenue while patrons were drinking and dancing on Sunday night.

The closure was effected immediately.

It is alleged the club, which has been the site of alleged assaults in the past, failed the 1911 Health Act by not having a valid occupancy certificate.

Contractors could be seen on the roof of the club on Tuesday, but it was unclear if their work was related to the closure.

Mr Goode said the club would remain closed until it had all its approvals, which could be up to 28 days.

“But it could be considerably shorter if all works and plans are submitted in accordance with the regulations; in other words, the sooner the club meets its legal requirements the sooner it can be reopened,” Mr Goode said.

Attempts to contact the club were unsuccessful today.