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Feedback sought on Gambling Venues Policy Review 2017

Slot machines. We’re currently seeking feedback on amendments we’ve made to the Gambling Venue Policy.

In accordance with the Gambling Act 2003 and Racing Act 2003 we must review the Policy every three years.

Council believes the current Policy strikes an appropriate balance between permitting responsible gambling and minimising harm to the community. As a result, we are suggesting the Policy remains the same in regards to the number of machines and venues allowed in Napier, a maximum of 20 venues, 320 machines and 2 TAB venues. However, Council have proposed the following amendments to the policy:

  1. The clause relating to the location of venues has been strengthened to ensure no new venues can locate in suburban commercial zones.
  2. A proposed new cap of three Class 4 venues in the Taradale Suburban Zone (the current number of venues in this zone)

Before making any final decisions on this policy, we’d like your input. Submissions may be lodged between 8 April and 19 May 2017. Below is supporting documentation for the Gambling Venues Policy review.

Statement of Proposal - Gambling Venues Policy (pdf 507 KB)

Submission Form - Gambling Venues Policy (pdf 133 KB)

Make a submission

Online Complete the Gambling Venues Policy online submission form
Post Freepost 172273 Gambling Venues Policy Submission, Napier City Council, Private Bag 6010, Napier 4142
In person Deliver your submission in person to the Civic Building Reception, Level 1, 232 Hastings Street, Napier.

If you would like to speak to your submission, please indicate this and provide your contact details. We will be in touch to let you know the date and time for verbal submissions.

10 April 2017

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