HAVE YOUR SAY: Class 4 Gambling Venues Policy and TAB Venues Policy

Consultation has concluded. Thank you for your feedback. Council will consider this as part of its decision-making process. We will be in touch to let you know the decisions that are made.

Update 28 June 2019:

  • Western Bay adopts new gambling policy. Read more.
  • No new gambling venues or gambling machines will be allowed in the Western Bay of Plenty under a new policy.
  • Western Bay of Plenty District Council this week unanimously approved changes to the Class 4 Gambling Venues Policy and TAB Venues Policy. The changes aim to minimise the social harm caused by gambling, particularly in more at risk communities and reflect the community's views.



Feedback closes 4pm, Thursday 18 April 2019


KEY CHANGES PROPOSED IN DRAFT BYLAW:

  • Introduce a sinking lid, with no new gaming machines or venues allowed in the District, meaning there can be no new venues or machines, and the number of machines may reduce over time.
  • Relocating a gaming machine venue is not allowed.
  • Clubs that merge may no longer host gaming machines.
  • No stand-alone TAB venues allowed in the District.

MORE INFORMATION:

  • See the Statement of Proposal and Summary Document in the Key Documents section of this page for full details on the proposed changes.

WAYS TO HAVE YOUR SAY:

  • Complete the feedback form below.
  • Drop in and share your views at one of 7 Community Have Your Say Events - details on the right of this page.
  • Register for a formal opportunity to present your views - details on the right of this page.

Update 28 June 2019:

  • Western Bay adopts new gambling policy. Read more.
  • No new gambling venues or gambling machines will be allowed in the Western Bay of Plenty under a new policy.
  • Western Bay of Plenty District Council this week unanimously approved changes to the Class 4 Gambling Venues Policy and TAB Venues Policy. The changes aim to minimise the social harm caused by gambling, particularly in more at risk communities and reflect the community's views.



Feedback closes 4pm, Thursday 18 April 2019


KEY CHANGES PROPOSED IN DRAFT BYLAW:

  • Introduce a sinking lid, with no new gaming machines or venues allowed in the District, meaning there can be no new venues or machines, and the number of machines may reduce over time.
  • Relocating a gaming machine venue is not allowed.
  • Clubs that merge may no longer host gaming machines.
  • No stand-alone TAB venues allowed in the District.

MORE INFORMATION:

  • See the Statement of Proposal and Summary Document in the Key Documents section of this page for full details on the proposed changes.

WAYS TO HAVE YOUR SAY:

  • Complete the feedback form below.
  • Drop in and share your views at one of 7 Community Have Your Say Events - details on the right of this page.
  • Register for a formal opportunity to present your views - details on the right of this page.
  • CLOSED: This feedback form has concluded.

    Class 4 Gambling Venues Policy and TAB Venues Policy

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our draft Class 4 Gambling Venues Policy and TAB Venues Policy. Please familiarise yourself with the proposed changes and then let us know what you think below.

    Feedback closes 4pm, Thursday 18 April 2019

    Privacy Act 1993: The details of your submission will be publicly available as part of the decision-making process.

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our draft Class 4 Gambling Venues Policy and TAB Venues Policy. Please familiarise yourself with the proposed changes and then let us know what you think below.

    Feedback closes 4pm, Thursday 18 April 2019

    Privacy Act 1993: The details of your submission will be publicly available as part of the decision-making process.

    Consultation has concluded. Thank you for your feedback. Council will consider this as part of its decision-making process. We will be in touch to let you know the decisions that are made.