The Castello’s Powell Hotel have applied for 17 more poker machines to add to their existing 30. They take nearly $4 million from the community every year, and if this application is successful it will increase expenditure by an estimated $2.5 million. Leading to losses of over $6.5 million every year.
Footscray is in the City of Maribyrnong’s capped region, meaning only 17 more poker machines can be placed in the area. This is worst case scenario. However, if these additional machines are approved then the City of Maribrynong will have the highest possible number of pokies allowable. Do you want Footscray to be packed to brim of pokies?
Pick a few of the dot points below to send to the VCGLR and if you have time, add how these additional machines will affect you and your community. Please note: you have to change the email in a small way for it to be sent.
Your voice is extremely valuable. In the past, we have seen that community submissions have made all the difference in pokies being stopped!