Gambling Act 2003
1 Following a review of the Ōtorohanga District Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy, the council notified a statement of proposal seeking submissions on whether to retain the existing ‘sinking lid policy’ or change the policy to allow new venues to operate Class 4 gaming machines.
Review of Gambling Venue Policy
2 The consultation process resulted in eight written submissions being received with five submitters advocating for additional venues and three submitters who supported the status quo.
3 Submissions were heard on 18 April with five of the submitters taking the opportunity to present their case to a full meeting of the Ōtorohanga District Council. Councillors decided to postpone making their final decision until the next meeting on 16 May 2017.
4 The decision reached at the meeting on 16 May was to confirm the existing ‘sinking lid policy’. The debate amongst Councillors was wide ranging , considering all the available options and canvasing variety of viewpoints. The final decision was unanimous
5 If you wish to discuss any aspect of this decision you can contact Andrew Loe, Environmental Services Manager on 07 873 4000 or email to email@example.com.