The City of Melbourne is building a robust framework to ensure the appropriate location and operation of gaming venues.
Melbourne is Victoria’s pre-eminent cultural and entertainment location, providing entertainment for residents, visitors and tourists, and services that satisfy the needs of the community. Whilst gaming represents a legal entertainment offering, gaming machines are recognised as the form of gambling associated with the greatest harms to individuals, their families and the broader community.
We are seeking to revise and update the existing local planning policy for gaming to reflect the current statutory regulatory framework in which gaming takes place, and provide a robust framework to guide the assessment of planning applications for gaming venues to minimise the impacts of gaming within the municipality.
Submissions to Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C307 have closed. An independent panel appointed by the Minister for Planning considered submissions received and issued a report with recommendations. Council will consider this report and changes to the Planning Scheme Amendment.