Wallan electronic gaming machine application VCAT appeal hearing
In 2019, Hogan’s Hotel in Wallan applied to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) for an additional 20 poker machines.
In May 2019, the Commission approved the machines. Council has appealed the decision to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
The hearing is scheduled to be held from 12 to 22 October after it was delayed earlier in the year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Council is encouraging the community to come together to support the case by attending the virtual hearing.
Due to COVID-19 the proceedings will be held on a live platform which is managed by the VCAT Tribunal. Council will be providing the link to the online platform once VCAT has provided the details.
Your attendance is important to show the Tribunal the level of community interest and concern over the application for additional EGMs.
If you would like to receive further information about the timing of the hearing and how to join the live stream, please enter your details here with the Alliance for Gambling Reform.
Order of proceedings
|Monday 12 October||Preliminary matters and opening submissions from Victorian Commission for Gambling Reform, Mitchell Shire Council and Hogans Hotel|
|Tuesday 13 October||Mitchell Shire Council lay witnesses and SGS planning and economic witness|
|Wednesday 14 October||Mitchell Shire Council SGS planning and economic witness and social planning witness|
|Thursday 15 October||Mitchell Shire Council social planning witness and Hogans Hotel social planning witness|
|Monday 19 October||Hogans Hotel social planning witness and economic planning witness|
|Tuesday 20 October||Hogans Hotel economic planning witness and EGM research witness|
|Wednesday 21 October||Hogans Hotel financial witness and gaming compliance witness|
|Thursday 22 October||Closing submissions all parties|
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This page was last updated on 21 September 2020.