just saw a show on the "lock out Laws" effect on Sydney ' s King Cross area. As some of you might know... Lock out laws were brought to Kings Cross and surrounds due to the alcohol violence ..the laws prevent anyone entering premises after 1am and last drinks at 3am. Many pubs, li ensed venues even kebab shops have closed up in Kings Cross due to the effect of the laws they allege. However surprising its been noted that apartment prices particularly in Bayswater Rd Kings Cross have increased in value and interest according to A Current Affair on channel 9. I must say as a near local resident things around here are much much better than having to deal with drunks in the mornings ... Eg walking to buy a newspaper at 7am one Saturday morning i was confronted by 3 drunk guys wanting to push me for no reason. I notice an increase of residents using cafes early on Sunday mornings now.. Of course the "problems " have moved to places like Newtown, Pyrmont etc .