No more pokies for Warragul
Dear Mayor Councillor Joe Gauci and fellow councillors
As our local representatives, we call on you to reject more poker machines for Warragul. Please don’t issue a planning permit to the Warragul Country Club - enough is enough!
Living in Baw Baw Shire should be safe for everyone. Unfortunately, too many of our friends, neighbours and residents are harmed by dangerous and addictive poker machines.
The extra 20 poker machines that the Warragul Country Club wants to install would be likely to result in a further $1 million being lost each year by the local community. In 2014-15, $13,295,313 was lost on pokies in Baw Baw Shire. That’s an increase of 5.2% from 2013-14. Over $4.5 million of that was lost at the 60 existing poker machines at the Warragul Country Club.
If Council doesn’t issue them with a planning permit, they can’t proceed. As local residents we call on you to say NO!