Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal rejects Euroa Hotel's pokies installation plan.June 28, 2014 3:04am
Strathbogie Shire Mayor Deb Swan says there are no hard feelings about the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s decision to stop the installation 30 poker machines at Euroa Hotel.
The tribunal’s decision handed down yesterday morning stated the gaming machines could not be approved because the site was deemed to be in a strip shopping centre. Strathbogie Shire Council approved the redevelopment plan for Euroa Hotel, including 30 poker machines, in November last year.
‘‘It’s one of those things, council always said once the independent umpire made a decision we’d abide by that,’’ Cr Swan said.
‘‘As a council we had assessed the situation and didn’t think it would be considered a strip shopping centre. But it’s purely a planning decision we believed would go one way and it went the other. Now, let’s work on the next project. There are no hard feelings.’’
Cr Swan said the council was reviewing the decision to work out if it would negatively affect the town’s economic growth.
‘‘That’s the concern, whether it’s founded or unfounded, we’ll have to wait and see,’’ she said. ‘‘It’s difficult to get big investment into towns like this. We need to have a proper discussion with our officers and councillors to see how we feel it might impact on the economic development of town.’’
Cr Swan said it would be up to the developer to lodge a new application.
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