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Gambling Policy consultation – closes 24 October

Nelson City Council is currently consulting on proposed changes to its Gambling Policy and is interested in your views.

The Council’s Gambling Policy regulates new venue consents for Class 4 gaming machine (pokies) and Totalisator Agency Board (TABs) venues within the Nelson district.

Council is required to review its Policy every three years and as a result of its recent review, is proposing some changes to:
• Reduce the cap on the number of gaming machines allowed to operate in the district
• Introduce location requirements for new venues, which would prevent them from being located in areas of high deprivation
• Reduce the number of Class 4 gaming machines allowed at new venues
• Make a number of editorial amendments to the Policy.

You can find the full Statement of Proposal including the draft Policy at

You can submit on any aspect of the proposal including any of the other options that have been considered. Submissions close on the 24 October 2018.


Article type: News and information

Contact Name: Gabrielle Thorpe
Contact Phone: 546 0305
Contact Email: [email protected]

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