Gambling venues in South Taranaki
The Council is currently consulting on the Class 4 (pokie machine) Gambling Policy and the Board (stand-alone TAB’s) Venues Policy, and we need your feedback by 26 July 2019 (please note this period has been extended). The Council is required to review these policies every three years.
Proposed changes to the policies:
Class 4 Gambling Policy
The Council is maintaining a capped limit model as opposed to a sinking lid policy. However, we are increasing the cap by 1, to align with the number of consented machines in the District.
Board Venues Policy
There are no changes proposed for this policy, which is to not allow any new stand-alone venues in the District. Board Venues are premises which the sole purpose is for gambling. South Taranaki does have TAB outlets, which are different from stand-alone venues as they are based in premises which have a liquor licence; and the sole purpose of these venues is for the consumption of alcohol and food.
The Council’s Class 4 Gambling Policy and the Board Venues Policy are open for public consultation from 23 May 2019 to 26 July 2019. This is your chance to let the Council know your views, so please take the time to have your say. A copy of the consultation documents and submission form can be found below or any LibraryPlus Centre or the Council Administration Building on Albion Street in Hawera. If you have any queries contact the Policy Advisor on 0800 111 323.