Werribee Football Club have lodged an application to build a new venue called Club Tarneit with 70 poker machines. It is estimated that within the fifth year of operating their poker machines will take well over $10 million annually from the local community. For an area that is so rapidly developing, that means $10 million annually that would not then be spent on investing in local businesses or putting food on the table for families experiencing mortgage stress.
The application has been lodged to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) and they will decide whether or not to reject or approve the application in early 2021. It's important that Wyndham City Council represent community views, and that the community is vocal to the Council and the VCGLR that this application should be rejected due to the gambling harm it will cause to the community.
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