The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (Authority) approved the application under section 34 of the
Gaming Machines Act 2001 (Act) for a gaming machine threshold increase of 6 (from 55 to 61) for the Muswellbrook & District Workers Club Ltd (Club), LIQC300239888.The Authority approved under section 36 of the Act the associated Local Impact Assessment (LIA), subject to the following conditions:1. All gaming machine entitlements transferred to the Club as a result of the approval of this gaming machine threshold increase application must be transferred from clubs located in Band 2 or Band 3 country Local Government Areas.2. By 31 January 2016, the Club must provide evidence to the Authority that the Club has made a payment of $30,000 in community contributions to Endeavour Group Australia, a local non-for-profit organisation that offers services to disabled persons, for the purchase of a bus with a wheelchair hoist.3. These contributions must be up and above any contributions donated by the Club as part of its ClubGRANTS liability.