FORMER Liquid Nightclub manager Dwaine Nosworthy has come out swinging on Facebook in defence of Vibe Nightclub, which had its liquor licence suspended late last week.
The Director of the Liquor Licensing suspended the club’s licence pending the determination of a complaint against licensee Tocoan Pty Ltd, which is currently before the Liquor Commission.
Mr Nosworthy, who is now the approved manager of Exit Nightclub in Bunbury, has been the DJ at Vibe for the past few months.
“The temporary suspension of the Zelda’s and Vibe nightclub licence can be put down to the typical lack of police presence in Rockingham and the tool behaviour of certain people that have no respect for themselves or others,” he said.
“Rockingham is a good town and has many great people; I was the DJ for the past few months on Saturday at Vibe and I can say honestly that the venue has some great people and personalities working in and for it and patrons included.
“There are and always have been peanuts that have no idea about how to behave.
“These people are not worthy of Rockingham and should not be able to do what they have done in destroying income for some awesome people.”
Mr Nosworthy said it was easier for the council and police to “point the finger” than fix the problem.
The complaint against Tocoan Pty Ltd alleged the licensee had contravened a requirement of the act or a term or condition of the licence, and that the safety, health or welfare of persons who resorted to the premises was endangered by an act or neglect of the licensee.
A section 95 complaint made by the City of Rockingham against the club was dismissed by the Liquor Commission in March because the city could not prove anti-social behaviour in the area was only attributable to Vibe and Zelda’s.
The city said it would pursue the matter in the Supreme Court.
Tocoan Pty Ltd manager Kevin Mann has not responded to calls from the Courier.
Rockingham Police officer-in-charge Mark Longman said he did not wish to comment on the liquor licence suspension.