There is currently an application for 80 poker machines in a new Hotel on the corner of Station Street and Princes Highway in Officer, Victoria. The community has worked tirelessly to ensure no more pokies in Officer and have successful seen the application rejected by Cardinia Shire AND the Victorian Commission on Gambling and Liquor Regulation.
The application is now going to VCAT, and we want you to have your say. In the form to the right, write why you do not want more pokies in Officer! We will then collate all the responses and send it to VCAT.
Stuck for ideas? Below are a few things you can write about:
- Concerned about the gambling harm that will be faced by your community?
- Worried the location will normalise gambling for children?
- Is there local businesses that will suffer if money is spent on pokies rather than their trade?