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Published Monday 21 September 2020
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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

DaySubmissions
Monday 12 OctoberPreliminary matters and opening submissions from Victorian Commission for Gambling Reform, Mitchell Shire Council and Hogans Hotel
Tuesday 13 OctoberMitchell Shire Council lay witnesses and SGS planning and economic witness
Wednesday 14 OctoberMitchell Shire Council SGS planning and economic witness and social planning witness
Thursday 15 OctoberMitchell Shire Council social planning witness and Hogans Hotel social planning witness
Monday 19 OctoberHogans Hotel social planning witness and economic planning witness
Tuesday 20 OctoberHogans Hotel economic planning witness and EGM research witness
Wednesday 21 OctoberHogans Hotel financial witness and gaming compliance witness
Thursday 22 OctoberClosing submissions all parties

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This page was last updated on 21 September 2020.