Consultation has concluded
Draft Gambling Harm Minimisation Policy and Action Plan 2018-2022
Wyndham City has a long-standing commitment to reducing the harm associated with all forms of gambling, especially Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs or ‘Pokies’).
We recognise the cost to our community is not just financial loss, but also has devastating impacts on the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and businesses throughout our City.
In the 2016/2017 financial year, the Wyndham community lost over $97 million dollars on EGMs. This draft policy outlines our position on gambling and reflects the community’s concerns regarding gambling and its effects on the wellbeing of the community.
The Gambling Harm Minimisation Policy has been adopted by Council.
We thank you for your responses to our survey and feedback.