We the undersigned community members hereby petition the elected councillors of Cardinia Shire Council.
We object to the application T1700241 for poker machines to be incorporated into the proposed hotel at 1 Station Street Officer.
We strongly oppose the placement of poker machines in the middle of a designated "Education Hub", comprising of 11 Schools within a two kilometre radius. This Gambling venue will be within 100 metres of the Officer Primary School and 50 metres from the Officer Child Care Centre.
The venue also proposes to co-locate a medical centre which is dangerous and inappropriate as it will encourage gambling by vulnerable community members.
The petitioners therefore call upon the Councillors of the Cardinia Shire Council - B .Owen, J. Owen, M. Shilling, L. Wilmot, J. Springfield, R. Brown, G. Moore, C. Ryan, C. Ross - to vote against this application.