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Poker Machines

To respond to a Council Resolution.


A. Council calls on the State Government to put an immediate cap (no further increase) on poker machine licences in the Northern Beaches Local Government area.

B. Council write to the local State MPs on the Northern Beaches seeking their support in advocating for the proposed cap on poker machine numbers.

C. Staff bring back a report within four months advising strategies, including the creation of a Northern Beaches Council Gambling and Poker Machine Harm Management Strategy, in relation to what council can do to restrict the proliferation of poker machines in the Northern Beaches Local Government area. This is completely separate to any action the State Government may take on the issue.

102/18 RESOLVED Cr Daley / Cr Bingham


A. Council place the Draft Northern Beaches Council Gambling and Poker Machine Harm Management Strategy on public exhibition for a minimum of two (2) months.

B. The outcomes of the public exhibition are reported back to Council.

C. Council write to the Honourable Brad Hazzard MP, Rob Stokes MP, Jonathon O’Dea MP encouraging them to respond to Council’s previous correspondence and write to member for Manly James Griffin MP for an update on his representations to the Minister for Gaming and Racing.

VOTING FOR: Crs McTaggart, Amon, Grattan, Philpott, Daley, White, Ferguson, De Luca and Bingham

AGAINST: Crs Heins and Harrison

ABSENT: Cr Regan

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